Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:June, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This intensive subject will be taught over 5 days in June in East Kimberley, Western Australia.
This subject has a quota of 12. Students may provisionally enrol via the Student Portal but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Subject Coordinator if you are selected.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours - 10 x 3.5 hour seminars on-country and 1 x 1 hour seminar prior to departure |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into MC-CULMC - Master of Cultural Material Conservation
Study Period Commencement:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||
Understanding of the purpose and intent of the University of Melbourne Reconciliation Action Plan, and its Aboriginal Cultural Protocols Guidelines.
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorProf Robyn Sloggett
This on-country subject takes place at Warmun Art Centre and on surrounding Gija land in the East Kimberley, Western Australia. It is taught by senior Gija knowledge holders as part of a collaborative two-way learning partnership with University of Melbourne cultural materials conservation staff. Gija lecturers will introduce students to the concept of Ngarranggarni; an expansive and complex one that defies simple definition or translation. The Ngarranggarni is also a framework that continues to encode, nourish and maintain Gija law and conceptions of social organisation, trade and exchange, kinship relations and family ties, custodianship of country and the practice of song, dance, spirituality, art, language and philosophy.
These big concepts are explored through song, dance, language, mungari (food) and the preparation and use of artistic materials, such as ochre, garliwoony (tree sap) and wood for carving.
In introducing Ngarranggarni the fundamental link between Gija culture, language, country and artistic expression is emphasised. Its specific relevance to ethical and technical decision making regarding the conservation, storage, exhibition and use of Gija cultural material is reinforced through discussion and practical sessions in which the source, location, physical characteristics and production methods of the ochres and binders used in Warmun artworks and their associated stories are studied.
On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
Hurdle requirement: Students are required to attend a minimum of 100% of classes in order to pass this subject.
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A subject reader will be available in the pre-teaching period.
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Additional texts may be recommended.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Student who successfully complete this subject should:
|Links to further information:||http://shaps.unimelb.edu.au/grimwade-centre-for-cultural-materials-conservation|
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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