• Offered by School of Archaeology and Anthropology
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Humanities
  • Areas of interest Archaeology, History, Heritage Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Alexandra Dellios
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2020
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This course will introduce and examine the principles underlying the practices of cultural heritage and museum management. It introduces students to the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary heritage and museum practice in Australia and internationally. The first half of the course focuses on heritage practices, the second on understanding the frameworks regulating museum practices. Topics covered by the course will include the identification of the range and nature of cultural heritage in Australia, an examination of the history of museum development and collecting practices, the basic policy and legislative frameworks (Federal and State) governing the protection of cultural heritage; the principles and processes of heritage conservation planning; the role of archaeology and other areas of expertise in heritage conservation, curation and planning, the practices of documenting heritage values. The course will also consider the ethical issues that underpin heritage and museum conservation and interpretation.

Learning Outcomes

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:
  1. evaluate the historical, political, institutional and cultural frameworks for contemporary heritage and museum practice in Australia and internationally;
  2. critique heritage and museum policies and legal frameworks relevant to the practice of heritage and museum management;
  3. critically analyse the principles of conservation and management;
  4. critically analyse a range of ethical and political issues that underpin heritage and museum management; and
  5. apply critical theory to the development of your own professional-standard practice document.

Indicative Assessment

Student led discussion/tutorial participation 10% Learning outcomes 1-5
Tutorial paper, 1000 words (20%) Learning outcomes 1-5
Minor essay, 1500 words (25%) Learning outcomes 1, 2
Major essay, 4000 words (45%) Learning outcomes 3, 4
 

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Workload

130 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 tutorial and tutorial-like activities; and
b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HUMN8003 or ARCH8104.

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
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4098 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 In Person N/A
4099 24 Feb 2020 02 Mar 2020 31 Mar 2020 29 May 2020 Online N/A

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