- Code MUSC8008
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Museum and Collection
- Areas of interest Art History, Non Language Asian Studies, Cultural Studies, Museums and Collections
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery Online or In Person
Museums have played and will continue to play a vital role in interpreting culture in the face of dynamic changes taking place in the region at a social, economic and geopolitical level. This course will look at museums collecting and exhibiting both historical art and contemporary art and at contexts for contemporary cultural production. Exhibitions, collection development, management/governance, and public and community programs as well as new directions such as the use of new technology and new media will be discussed. We will pay special attention to multi-ethnic societies and to the representation of the art of Indigenous and minority cultures in museums. The course will also examine the role of contemporary artists in cultural revival and survival including Indigenous cultures in the Pacific and issues of social justice and human rights. The course will examine the vigorous movements linking contemporary art to social change.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Communicate concepts for a variety of relevant academic and professional purposes;
- Apply theoretical ideas to case studies developed from personal observation and research;
- Conduct data-collection and analysis for humanities research and museum work; and
- Write a research project that analyses art and museums in the Asia-Pacific region using an effective argument.
Other InformationThis course is available both as a face-to-face course for students based in Canberra and also as a fully online course for external students. The online course materials will be available through http://wattlecourses.anu.edu.au/. Please contact the course convenor in advance if you intend to take this course in online mode.
Indicative AssessmentParticipation in class discussions and short oral in-class presentation (10%) [Learning Outcome 1]
Short written assignment, 1500 words (30%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2]
Major research case study, 3500 words (60%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of workshop and workshop-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
- Caroline Turner ‘Imagining the Future: Museums, Art Spaces and Communities', Diaaalogue, Asia Art Archives Web publication, November 2006 http://www.aaa.org.hk/newsletter_detail.aspx?newsletter_id=67&newslettertype=archive
- Introductory essays by Turner, Barclay and Webb in Caroline Turner (ed.), Art and Social Change: Contemporary Art of Asia and the Pacific, Pandanus Books, 2005.
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