• 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, Museums and Collections
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • AsPr Chaitanya Sambrani
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2023
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This internship with available arts cultural institutions in the ACT is a prestigious and demanding program, in which the internship convenor places Art History and Curatorship Honours students. The internship is designed to provide the student with practical insights into the activities and the workings of an art museum or art gallery. The specific nature of the contact work will depend on the requirements of the art museum specialist supervisor, who may include curators, research program managers, registrars, art educators and learning and access programmers. The internship aims to provide 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. reflect critically and productively on their experiences working in an arts and cultural institution in co-operation with specialist staff;
  3. engage professionally with stakeholders on collection-relevant topics; and
  4. think, write, and argue about collection-related issues and questions.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Research paper on a topic related to collection management, 2500 words (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Reflective journal on activities undertaken during this- semester, written up towards completion of the semester internship, 2500 words (50) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Workload

130 hours of total student learning time made up from a combination of attendance at internship placement, workshops, and applied research and writing. Students will undertake 120 hours (20 days) of internship placement in an arts and cultural institution in Canberra. The structure and delivery of contact hours is dependent on internship placement.

Inherent Requirements

Students will undertake 120 hours (20 days) of internship placement in an arts and cultural institution in Canberra.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying Bachelor of Arts (Honours) (HARTS or HARTS2), Bachelor of Art History and Curatorship (Honours) (HAHCR), or completion of 144 units towards the Bachelor of Philosophy (Arts) (APHAR or APNAR). You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed ARTH8014.

Prescribed Texts

Not applicable.

Preliminary Reading

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

Assumed Knowledge

Completion of a cognate major.

Specialisations

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
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Student Contribution Band:
14
Unit value:
6 units

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Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $3960
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5100
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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2520 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

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