• Class Number 2503
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
    • Dr Keren Hammerschlag
    • Dr Keren Hammerschlag
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
SELT Survey Results

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.

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 collection management, interpretation, time management, and exhibition development;
  3. 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
  4. 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.

Field Trips

Students spend 10 hours per week during semester at allocated cultural institutions in Canberra.

Additional Course Costs

Costs associated with travel to and from host institutions at which internships are being undertaken.

Whether you are on campus or studying remotely, there are a variety of online platforms you will use to participate in your study program. These could include videos for lectures and other instruction, two-way video conferencing for interactive learning, email and other messaging tools for communication, interactive web apps for formative and collaborative activities, print and/or photo/scan for handwritten work and drawings, and home-based assessment.

ANU outlines recommended student system requirements to ensure you are able to participate fully in your learning. Other information is also available about the various Learning Platforms you may use.

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • written comments
  • verbal comments
  • feedback to whole class, groups, individuals, focus group etc

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). Feedback can also be provided to Course Conveners and teachers via the Student Experience of Learning & Teaching (SELT) feedback program. SELT surveys are confidential and also provide the Colleges and ANU Executive with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Begin internship at respective cultural institutions. 10 hours per week. Ongoing: Not graded-satisfactory attendance and participation required for completion of the course with feedback evaluation at the end of the internship.
2 2 hour seminar 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
3 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
4 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
5 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
6 2 hour seminar 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
7 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
8 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
9 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
10 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution.
11 Seminar and in-class presentations Research Acquisition Proposals Due
12 10 hours internship at your respective cultural institution. Individual consultations Reflective Journal Due

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Learning Outcomes

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines , which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Integrity Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the Academic Skills website. In rare cases where online submission using Turnitin software is not technically possible; or where not using Turnitin software has been justified by the Course Convener and approved by the Associate Dean (Education) on the basis of the teaching model being employed; students shall submit assessment online via ‘Wattle’ outside of Turnitin, or failing that in hard copy, or through a combination of submission methods as approved by the Associate Dean (Education). The submission method is detailed below.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 60 %
Learning Outcomes: 1-4


Deliver an oral presentation and prepare a written report outlining arguments for the acquisition of an object or artwork by your host institution.

Oral presentation: 15 minutes plus 10 minutes of discussion

Written report: 2,500 words

Total value: 60% [Oral presentation 20% ; Written Report 40%]




Thoroughly researched, consulting all the major sources, including peer reviewed journals, principle monographs and exhibition catalogues. Sophisticated understanding of the major issues and awareness of complexities. Uses research sources to develop an independent argument

Wide range of sources, including peer reviewed journals and principle monographs.

Thorough knowledge of the major issues and perceptive analysis of major points

Uses research sources to develop and drive an argument

Good range of references but missing key sources and resources.

Shows understanding of key issues but tends towards overview rather than thorough engagement.

Adequate research, but evident gaps.

Relies on internet sites (blogs, journalism, aggregators) rather than scholarly publications

Adequate understanding of aims, themes and ideas.

Little indication of research.

Little knowledge of major aims, themes or ideas associated with the assessment task.


Highly sophisticated and lucid argument that addresses all aspects of the task comprehensively and insightfully

The argument develops an independent perspective on the task, supported by astute use of evidence and analysis

Strong argument that presents a wide range of convincing points

The argument is proposed directly and is consistently addressed

Argument developed in a systematic structure of proposition, evidence and conclusion

Clearly stated argument which addresses the terms of the task purposefully

Argument developed in a systematic structure of proposition, evidence and conclusion

Argument tends to report or summarise opinion

The terms of the task are addressed but argument tends to observation and impressions

Does not develop an independent perspective on the topic

Argument is not forcefully stated or developed

Lacks any argument and does not address the objectives of the assessment task


Excellent organisation

Extremely logical paragraphs with highly effective use of topic sentences

Engaging and highly effective introduction and conclusion

Strong organization with a purposeful structure, direct statement of argument, systematic progress through evidence towards conclusion

A sense, in introduction and conclusion, that the author has an agenda

Effective use of paragraphing and topic sentences to propel the argument from introduction through to conclusion.

Clear organisation of ideas, with key components (introduction, statement of argument, analysis, conclusion) evident

Remains focused on the objectives of the task

May be some imbalance or disconnection of elements (e.g. over-long introduction, buried thesis, sudden shifts of topic)

Good use of paragraphing

A simple arrangement of ideas into a basic address to the task

Key components (introduction, statement of argument, analysis, conclusion) may be missing or out of balance

Usually remains focused on the topic

Does not directly address the key requirements of the task

Little or no structure of argument and analysis

Disconnected observations, impressions or reporting of material


Highly articulate and written in an eloquent style 

Comprehension enhanced by grammar and spelling 

Fluently written

Minimal grammatical and spelling errors

Well written

Usually correct grammar and spelling

Adequately written

Usually correct grammar and spelling

Poorly written with many spelling and grammatical errors


Informative and engaging delivery

Engages audience with enthusiasm

Keeps to time

Effectively spoken with persuasive delivery

Thoughtful engagement with audience

Clearly spoken and well-paced

Deliberate engagement with audience

Audible with some pauses

Basic engagement with audience

Inaudible/spoken too fast

Little to no engagement with audience

Assessment Task 2

Value: 40 %
Learning Outcomes: 1-3


Notate on a weekly basis a reflective assessment of your experiences and learning at the cultural institution with which you are interning. Note the date, and think critically so you can self-evaluate and self-assess these learning experiences and also your ‘on-the-job’ observations and interactions with other peoples.  Towards the end of the semester, muster these reflective notations into a journal format ( you can use some illustrations if you wish to illustrate some points of learning or experiences, but this is not essential) and edit it accordingly, so it is a dated and organised piece of writing about your semester internship. Use a brief Introduction and Conclusion to set the scene and to sum up. 

Length: 2,500-3000 words




Demonstrates a sophisticated level of reflection across the entire submission.

Reflection is integrated across the submission, and is developed to a level that presents informed, critical analyses.

Reflection is present, but not developed at a critical level.

Certain parts are more summaries than active reflections.

Elements of reflection are present, but overall poorly developed.

Mainly presents summaries rather than active reflections.

Does not adequately engage in self-reflection or adequate description of examples and experiences.


Submission is structured in a way that is imaginative and/or is highly effective in presenting detailed critical reflections.

Submission is structured effectively and clearly, enabling a very well-developed discussion that flows well.

Submission has a clear and logical structure.

Certain sections may lack flow between discussions.

Submission has a structure, but key sections or elements are lacking organisation.

Discussion lacks flow.

Submission has no logical organisation or structure.


Draws excellent, highly considered conclusions about what student has learned, and how they might apply learnings in the future.

Draws very good and considered conclusions about what student has learned, and how they might apply learnings in the future.

Draws solid conclusions about what student has learned, and how they might apply learnings in the future. Could be developed further.

Draws some conclusions about student’s learnings, but not in depth

Does not draw any meaningful conclusions.


Highly articulate, written in an eloquent style.

Very minimal grammatical and spelling errors

Fluently written.

Minimal grammatical and spelling errors.

Well written.

Usually correct grammar and spelling.

Adequately written, but with errors in grammar and spelling.

Poorly written with many spelling and grammatical errors.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of the ANU culture as a community of scholars. The University’s students are an integral part of that community. The academic integrity principle commits all students to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support, academic integrity, and to uphold this commitment by behaving honestly, responsibly and ethically, and with respect and fairness, in scholarly practice.

The University expects all staff and students to be familiar with the academic integrity principle, the Academic Integrity Rule 2021, the Policy: Student Academic Integrity and Procedure: Student Academic Integrity, and to uphold high standards of academic integrity to ensure the quality and value of our qualifications.

The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 is a legal document that the University uses to promote academic integrity, and manage breaches of the academic integrity principle. The Policy and Procedure support the Rule by outlining overarching principles, responsibilities and processes. The Academic Integrity Rule 2021 commences on 1 December 2021 and applies to courses commencing on or after that date, as well as to research conduct occurring on or after that date. Prior to this, the Academic Misconduct Rule 2015 applies.


The University commits to assisting all students to understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. All coursework students must complete the online Academic Integrity Module (Epigeum), and Higher Degree Research (HDR) students are required to complete research integrity training. The Academic Integrity website provides information about services available to assist students with their assignments, examinations and other learning activities, as well as understanding and upholding academic integrity.

Online Submission

You will be required to electronically sign a declaration as part of the submission of your assignment. Please keep a copy of the assignment for your records. Unless an exemption has been approved by the Associate Dean (Education) submission must be through Turnitin.

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand written assignments, art works, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Individual assessment tasks may or may not allow for late submission. Policy regarding late submission is detailed below:

  • Late submission not permitted. If submission of assessment tasks without an extension after the due date is not permitted, a mark of 0 will be awarded.
  • Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

The Academic Skills website has information to assist you with your writing and assessments. The website includes information about Academic Integrity including referencing requirements for different disciplines. There is also information on Plagiarism and different ways to use source material.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure. Extensions may be granted for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information.
In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service – including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy.
If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes.

Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).

Dr Keren Hammerschlag

Research Interests

Victorian art and visual culture, visual medical humanities, gender and the body

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