- Code ARTH3001
- Unit Value 12 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
- Academic career UGRD
- Dr Kate Warren
- Mode of delivery In Person
Second Semester 2020
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This course ensures students complete their Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship with hands-on practical experience of the curatorial and exhibition process, and a sound knowledge of current museum issues. With access to the School of Art & Design's workshop collection and the School of Art & Design Gallery, students will work collaboratively to document works of art, and prepare an exhibition which will be held at the end of the semester. Students will be able to examine works of art in depth and learn about their material qualities and the techniques used to create them. Presentations from senior museum professionals will engage students with contemporary museum challenges. Throughout this course, students encounter, observe and learn about the inter-related activities that go into making the experience of visiting art exhibitions both educative and enjoyable.
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:
- critically describe the respective and inter-related roles of art museum personnel in developing, maintaining, presenting and marketing art collections;
- critically evaluate the developmental criteria behind the funding, sponsorship, timing, makings and staging of an art exhibition, and current issues facing museums;
- prepare a project timeline for an exhibition; and
- describe the techniques and materials associated with an area of artistic practice.
Indicative AssessmentReflective journal based on workshop and seminar sessions, 2500 words (25%), Learning Outcomes 1, 2
Evaluative critique and analysis of an art exhibition current at the time of the course’s delivery, 2500 words (30%), Learning Outcomes 1-3
Comparative object analysis, 1000 words (15%), Learning Outcome 4
Participation and completion of project tasks including object research, exhibition catalogue text, social media, and object documentation, 2000 words (30%), Learning Outcomes 1-4
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Workload260 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 48 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 36 hours of workshop sessions and 12 hours of seminars; and
b) 212 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
George, Adrian, The Curator’s Handbook: museums, commercial galleries, independent spaces, London: Thames and Hudson, 2015.
Smith, Terry, Thinking Contemporary Curating, New York: Independent Curators International, 2012
Lord, Barry, Manual of Museum Exhibitions, Blue Ridge Summit: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, 2014. Curator (journal)
Museum Management and Curatorship (journal)
Assumed KnowledgeAbility to undertake art historical research and visual analysis.
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|7714||27 Jul 2020||03 Aug 2020||31 Aug 2020||30 Oct 2020||In Person||N/A|