Documentation and Display

Subject CUMC90021 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 12.5
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

July, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start 04-Jul-2016
Teaching Period 25-Jul-2016 to 05-Aug-2016
Assessment Period End 29-Aug-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 08-Jul-2016
Census Date 29-Jul-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 12-Aug-2016

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 48 hours - 6 x 8 hour seminars
Total Time Commitment:

170 hours

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge:

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

Non Allowed Subjects: None
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, Learning Outcomes, 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 Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Robert Lane



Subject Overview:

This seminar led subject will critically examine how documentation is currently used to archive collections, promote conservation, maintain artist intent and reveal context. Students will develop an interdisciplinary approach to the documentation of complex cultural material in the arts and culture sector. This includes performance works, time-based media, installation art, online collections and display solutions for museums.

Learning Outcomes:

In this subject students should be able to:

  • 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; and
  • operate production equipment including video cameras, audio recording equipment, mobile devices, screen technology.
  • A 2000 word multimedia presentation due during the assessment period (40%)
  • A 3000 word multimedia essay due during the assessment period (60%)

Hurdle requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 100% of classes in order to pass this subject.

Prescribed Texts:

A subject reader will be available in the pre-teaching period.

Recommended Texts:

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
Graduate Certificate in Arts (Advanced) - Cultural Materials Conservation
PC-ARTS Cultural Materials Conservation

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