• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Archaeology

This course will introduce and examine the principles underlying the practices of cultural heritage and museum management. It introduces students to the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary heritage and museum practice in Australia and internationally. The first half of the course focuses on heritage practices, the second on understanding the frameworks regulating museum practices. Topics covered by the course will include the identification of the range and nature of cultural heritage in Australia, an examination of the history of museum development and collecting practices, the basic policy and legislative frameworks (Federal and State) governing the protection of cultural heritage; the principles and processes of heritage conservation planning; the role of archaeology and other areas of expertise in heritage conservation, curation and planning, the practices of documenting heritage values. The course will also consider the ethical issues that underpin heritage and museum conservation and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  1. Describe the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary heritage and museum practice in Australia and internationally;
  2. identify heritage and museum policies and legal frameworks relevant to the practice of heritage and museum management;
  3. identify and analyse the principles of conservation and management;
  4. analyse a range of ethical and political issues that underpin heritage and museum management.

Indicative Assessment

Student led discussion/tutorial participation 10% (variously tests all learning outcomes)

Tutorial paper 1,000 20% (variously tests all learning outcomes)

Minor essay 1,500 25% (tests learning outcomes 1 and 2)

Major essay 2,500 45% (tests learning outcomes 3 and 4)

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Workload

As a 6-unit course, students are expected to spend 130 hours in meeting the study and assessment requirements of the course. The course will consist of 36 contact hours, comprising of one x two hour lecture and one x one hour of tutorial per week. The
remainder of the time will be spend on undertaking weekly set readings for the lecture and tutorial and in producing assessments for submission and local student excursion.

Requisite and Incompatibility

One first year course to the value of 6 units in Archaeology (ARCH or PREH) or permission of the lecturer. Incompatible with PREH2051

Prescribed Texts

Pearson, M. and S. Sullivan, Looking After Heritage Places. The Basics of Heritage Planning for Managers, Landowners and Administrators, Melbourne University Press, 1995. 

Assumed Knowledge

This course does not assume any prior knowledge with heritage and museum studies.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Students continuing in their current program of study will have their tuition fees indexed annually from the year in which you commenced your program. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $1164
2004 $1926
2005 $2286
2006 $2286
2007 $2286
2008 $2286
2009 $2286
2010 $2358
2011 $2424
2012 $2472
2013 $2472
2014 $2478
International fee paying students
Year Fee
1994-2003 $2574
2004 $2916
2005 $3132
2006 $3132
2007 $3132
2008 $3240
2009 $3240
2010 $3240
2011 $3240
2012 $3240
2013 $3240
2014 $3246
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3356 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

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