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 related field and a demonstrated interest in the area. 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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- participate in the workings of an arts and cultural institution in co-operation with specialist staff;
- engage with a specified art museum project related to audience development;
- identify an art object to research and deliver a floor talk about that object to an audience;
- develop the writing of an extended label and caption on an art object/s in an art exhibition;
- write an exhibition review that engages a wide reader audience; and
- demonstrate strong analytic and evaluative skills by researching and writing a documented paper on an issue of contemporary interest and polemic related to art museum and arts industry practice in Australia and/or internationally.
Other InformationThis course must be taken consecutively with ARTH8014 Art Museum Internship: Collection Management. These courses can be taken in any order. Acceptance into the course considers academic achievement and placement availability. Placements are limited.
- Floor talk, 1000 words (15) [LO 1,2,3]
- Extended label & caption, 300 words (15) [LO 1,2,4]
- Exhibition review article, 1000 words (20) [LO 1,2,5]
- Research essay, 3500 words (50) [LO 1,2,6]
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WorkloadA combination of group seminars, attendance at internship placement and applied research and writing. The structure and delivery of contact hours is dependent on the internship placement (total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the School of Art and Design to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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
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