Documentation and Display

Subject CUMC90021 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2014:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is taught intensively between 28 July and 7 August 2014; pre-teaching preparation 7 -27 July 2014
Total Time Commitment:

Total time commitment 120 hours.


Admission into MC-CULMC - Master of Cultural Material Conservation



Recommended Background Knowledge:

Documentation and Display is relevant to the fields of museums, libraries, galleries, art curatorship and screen.

Non Allowed Subjects:


Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and the Disability Liaison Unit:


Mr Robert Lane


Associate Professor Robyn Sloggett


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Subject Overview:

The subject will critically examine how cultural organisations use documentation to archive their collections, promote cultural conservation and reveal context. Students will develop an interdisciplinary understanding and approach to the documentation of cultural material conservation in the arts and culture sector. This includes installation and display solutions for museums and cultural sites.

During the pre-teaching period students are expected to complete the course readings, review the lectures and any other course preparation as outlined on the LMS. The LMS will become available at the commencement of the pre-teaching dates.

Learning Outcomes:

In this subject students will:

  • Apply an interdisciplinary understanding and approach to conserve the histories surrounding objects using new media.
  • Use a range of media tools to build production pathways for documenting, editing, displaying and archiving cultural forms and process.
  • Review ideas and programs generated by non-governmental organisations, community-based art centres and businesses promoting cultural heritage practice.
  • Develop documentation packages that are technically sound and consistent within the cultural heritage and conservation sectors.Demonstrate a sound knowledge and understanding of the documentation principles, methodologies and best practice standards
  • Apply critical and analytical skills and methods, to the identification and resolution of how new technology is used to promote increased public engagement and participation.
  • Operate production equipment including video cameras, audio recording equipment, mobile devices, screen technology
  • Multimedia presentation 2500 words equivalent, 50% (due 7 August 2014)
  • Multimedia essay 2500 words equivalent, 50% (due 29 August 2014)

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be available in the pre-teaching period. Additional texts may be recommended.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Links to further information:
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: 100 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
150 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation
200 Point Master of Cultural Material Conservation

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