• Offered by School of Art and Design
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Art History
  • Areas of interest Art History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Andrew Montana
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2020
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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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. participate in the workings of an arts and cultural institution in co-operation with specialist staff;
  2. engage with a specified art museum project related to audience development;
  3. identify an art object to research and deliver a floor talk about that object to an audience;
  4. develop the writing of an extended label and caption on an art object/s in an art exhibition;
  5. write an exhibition review that engages a wide reader audience; and
  6. demonstrate strong analytic and evaluative skills by researching and writing a documented paper on an issue of contemporary interest and polemic related to art museum and arts industry practice in Australia and/or internationally.

Other Information

This course must be taken consecutively with ARTH8014 Art Museum Internship: Collection Management. These courses can be taken in any order. Acceptance into the course considers academic achievement and placement availability. Placements are limited.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Floor talk, 1000 words (15) [LO 1,2,3]
  2. Extended label & caption, 300 words (15) [LO 1,2,4]
  3. Exhibition review article, 1000 words (20) [LO 1,2,5]
  4. Research essay, 3500 words (50) [LO 1,2,6]
  5. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

A 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).

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH4015 or ARTH4016.

You will need to contact the School of Art and Design to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

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

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $3570
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5460
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7686 27 Jul 2020 03 Aug 2020 31 Aug 2020 30 Oct 2020 In Person N/A

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