- Code ARTH6045
- Unit Value 12 units
- Offered by School of Art
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Art History
- Areas of interest Art History
- Academic career PGRD
- Dr David Hansen
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
- Co-taught Course
Second Semester 2016
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This course introduces students to the history and profession of curatorship, and explores the roles of curators across varying collecting environments, with a focus on art collections. Students will become familiar with the main factors for consideration when preparing exhibitions and displays. They will also be introduced to the organisation of museums and the various professions within the museum environment. Topics will include the development of art galleries and museums, especially in the 20th century; the development, management and display of art collections; and approaches to documentation and publication. The course will study issues related to the responsibilities of the curator to the community (accessibility, education, exhibition and public relations) as well as responsibility to the objects (conservation, storage, accessioning and loan policies). There is a focus on Australian institutions and collections at national and regional levels.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Discuss the history of curatorship in art galleries both orally and in written form.
- Describe and discuss the roles of an art curator in the modern both orally and in written form.
- Evaluate art exhibitions and permanent collections and communicate their views in written and oral form.
- Describe and discuss the processes involved in staging an art exhibition.
- Undertake independent research and critically review specialised literature.
For on-campus and on-line students:
Exhibition proposal 500 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 4, 5]
Exhibition Package 4000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 4, 5]
Curatorial research presentation 5000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Exhibition review 600 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 3, 5]
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An average of 1.5 hours lectures, 2.5 hour tutorials each week, plus 16 hours reading and assessment preparation each week.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|9535||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|
|9536||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||Online||N/A|