The Internship with available arts cultural institutions is a prestigious and demanding program, in which the Internship Convenor places graduate students with a sound record of academic achievement in Art History or related field and a demonstrated interest in the area. The Internship is designed to provide the student with insights into the activities and the workings of an art museum or gallery. The specific nature of the contact work will depend on the requirements of the art museum specialist supervisor, who may include curators, registrars, research program managers and art educators and public programmers. The internship is seen as providing 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 have the skills and knowledge to:
1. participate within an arts cultural institution and understand the workings of that institution in co-operation with specialist staff.
2. understand the issues surrounding audience development within a specified art museum.
3. research, prepare and deliver a floor talk about an art object.
4. write an extended label and caption on an art object/s in an art exhibition, which communicates directly and evocatively to non arts specialist gallery audiences
5. write an engaging hypothetical art exhibition review that communicates directly to a wide readership
6. analyse and evaluate issues of contemporary interest and polemic related to art museum practice in Australia and/or internationally.
Floor talk 1,000 words 15% (Learning outcomes 1, 2 and 3)
Extended label & caption 300 words 15% (Learning outcomes, 1, 2 and 4)
Exhibition review article 1,000 words 20% (Learning outcomes, 1 2, and 5)
Research essay 3, 500 words 50% (Learning outcomes, 1, 2 and 6)
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Contact hours include
* 10 hours per week at the host institution over a 13 week semester; and structured group discussions and group meetings with the Internship Convenor throughout the semester.
Students are expected to complete an average of 3 hours per week outside these contact hours.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Art to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Thompson, John, (ed.), Manual of Curatorship: a guide to museum practice, Oxford, 1992 and later editions.
Rigg, Judith (ed.), Issues in curating Contemporary Art and Performance, Bristol, UK, 2007.
Schubert, Karsten, The Curator's Egg: the evolution of the museum concept from the French Revolution to the present day, One-Off Press, London, 2000
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|8576||18 Jul 2016||29 Jul 2016||31 Aug 2016||28 Oct 2016||In Person||N/A|