Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hours: 12 x 2 hour seminar per week throughout semester. |
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Admission to the postgraduate diploma or fourth year honours in art history, Master of Art Curatorship, Master of Arts Management, Postgraduate Diploma in Arts & Cultural Management, Master of Cinema Management, Master in Arts & Cultural Management, Master of Arts & Cultural Management (Moving Image), Master of Arts in Art History (Advanced Seminar and Shorter Thesis).
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Christopher Marshall
This subject will examine the various strategies employed by museums and galleries to frame the objects and ideas in their care and in order to communicate to the public about them. It will consider how these display strategies have changed over time, but its principal focus will nonetheless be on current exhibition and display settings, from contemporary art spaces to science and natural history museums. What is the best way - if any - to frame a particular exhibition? What sorts of communications messages should curators and exhibition designers seek to convey to museum and gallery visitors? How effectively do galleries and museums communicate their ideas? What role does the public have in engaging with the objects and ideas in museum and gallery display settings? These and other questions will be asked in order to critically interrogate the idea of the exhibition as a meeting point between the institution and the public and as a site of a charged dialogue of meaning between all the players in the exhibition circuit: from the institution, to the objects and/or ideas in the institution, and on to the public who comes to engage with them. On completion of the subject students should be able to apply a range of critical theoretical, art historical and museological approaches to the study of exhibitions and displays in historical and contemporary settings.
A 2000 word exhibition analysis based on in-class presentation 40% (due during the semester), a 3000 word research essay 55% (due in the examination period) and 5% attendance.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Graduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management (Advanced) |
Postgraduate Diploma in Arts and Cultural Management
100 Point Master of Art Curatorship |
100 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
100 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management - Moving Image Specialisation
150 Point Master of Art Curatorship
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
150 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management - Moving Image Specialisation
200 Point Master of Art Curatorship
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management
200 Point Master of Arts and Cultural Management - Moving Image specialisation
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Art History
Graduate Diploma in Arts (Advanced) - Art History
MA (AS&&ST) Art History
PC-ARTS Art History
PD-ARTS Art History
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