- Code MUSC8021
- 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 Anthropology, Archaeology, Art History, Museums and Collections, Heritage Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Offered in See Future Offerings
Collections Management Workshop provides students with practical and customised opportunities to develop skills and knowledge related to collections management in the context of cultural and research organisations. Students will be allocated to work with a specific collection held by the Australian National University, and undertake a mixed approach to learning about collections management through workshops on key aspects of collections management best practice, practical work with the specific collection and those responsible for its management, and research and report preparation related to identified needs for the specific collection with which they are placed.
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:
- Demonstrate a working knowledge and critical engagement with a collection;
- Identify and operationalise best practice approaches to needs assessment and significance as methodologies for managing collections; and
- Demonstrate skills in documentation, research, collaboration, and reflective practice necessary for collections management in complex organizational contexts in order to ensure transfer of knowledge between stakeholders over time.
Indicative AssessmentCollections Management Needs Assessment, 1000 words, 10% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3)
Activity Journal, 2000 words, 25% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3)
Final Collections Management Report, 3000 words, 55% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3)
Workshop Participation 10% (Learning Outcomes 1, 2 & 3)
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 18 hours of classes over the semester comprised of 6 three-hour workshops;
b) 60 hours of practical work in a collection; and
c) 52 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Archaeology and Anthropology to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Assumed KnowledgeAt least 24 units towards the MMUHS Master of Museum and Heritage Studies, VMUHS Master of Museum and Heritage Studies (Advanced), MAESC Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science, VAESC Master of Archaeological and Evolutionary Science (Advanced), MAHCS Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies, or VAHCS Master of Art History and Curatorial Studies (Advanced)
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