This internship with available arts cultural institutions in the ACT is a prestigious and demanding program, in which the internship convenor places Art History and Curatorship Honours students. The internship is designed to provide the student with practical insights into the activities and the workings of an art museum or art gallery. The specific nature of the contact work will depend on the requirements of the art museum specialist supervisor, who may include curators, research program managers, registrars, art educators and learning and access programmers. The internship aims to provide an opportunity for learning about the field in preparation towards an art museum career.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon Successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Participate in the workings of an arts and cultural
institution in co-operation with specialist staff.
- Engage with a specified art museum project related to
collection management, interpretation, time management, and exhibition
- Research behind and the acquisition of an art object for
an arts and cultural institution, or research towards the development of a
related exhibition or public program proposal.
- Compile a structured report on an acquisition or related project, in which a sustained research argument is developed, and communicate their report to an audience.
Research Acquisition, Exhibition or Public Program Proposal: 2500 words 60% (LO 1, 2, 3, 4)
Reflective journal on activities undertaken during this- semester, written up towards completion of the semester internship: 2500 words 40% (LO 1, 2, 3)
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This art museum internship is structured around the 13 week academic semester with a commitment of 10 hours per week for 13 weeks at the host institution (total 130 hours)
Requisite and Incompatibility
No Prescribed Texts
Bruce Altshuler, Collecting the new: museums and contemporary art, Princeton, New Jersey, 2005;
Paula Marincola (ed), What makes a Great Exhibition? Philadelphia Exhibition Initiative, Philadelphia, 2008;
Karsten Schubert, The Curator's Egg: the evolution of the museum concept from the French Revolution to the present day, One-Off-Press, London, 2000
consultation with internship convenor
Completion of a cognate major
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|3415||16 Feb 2015||06 Mar 2015||31 Mar 2015||29 May 2015||In Person||N/A|