- Code ARTH8014
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Art History
- Areas of interest Art History
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 a related field. 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:
- 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 development;
- 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; and
- 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.
Other InformationThis course must be taken consecutively with ARTH8015 Art Museum Internship: Audience Development. These courses can be taken in any order. Acceptance into the course considers academic achievement and placement availability. Placements are limited.
Indicative AssessmentAcquisition, Exhibition or Public Program Research Proposal, 3000 words (60%) Learning outcomes 1-4
Reflective journal on activities undertaken during the internship, written up weekly for submission towards completion of the internship, 3000 words (40%) Learning outcomes 1-3
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WorkloadA combination of group seminars, attendance at internship placement and applied research and writing. The structure and delivery of contact hours is dependent on the internship placement (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Art and Design 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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