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AT5043: RESEARCHING MUSEUM COLLECTIONS (2019-2020)

Last modified: 25 Sep 2019 09:58


Course Overview

Research and interpreting artefacts is core to many aspects of museum work. This course gives students experience of working directly with the collections of the University Museums. By preparing an in-depth study of one artefact, students will develop skills in close observation of artefacts and of sourcing archival and secondary information. They will also learn how to apply current approaches to working with material culture, drawn from anthropology, history and museum studies, to museum collections.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Alison Brown

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Postgraduate Programme

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

This course gives students direct experience of working with museum collections and documentation. Students will work with one object selected from the University collections and will undertake research into its meanings and history using both primary and secondary sources. They will also learn about safe handling of objects and about the processes museums use to generate information about collections. In addition to practical work with collections, students will participate in seminars addressing theoretical approaches to material culture, and will be expected to apply these approaches to the study of their chosen artefact.


Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 7 - 12

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Details, including assessment, may be subject to change until 31 July 2022 for 1st half-session courses and 23 December 2022 for 2nd half-session courses.

Summative Assessments

Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 100
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback

Informal oral feedback will be given on the artefact studies during class presentations. Written feedback will be given to students on summative assessments in line with the University's guidelines.

Learning Outcomes
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Oral Presentation: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 0
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Feedback

Informal oral feedback will be given on the artefact studies during class presentations.

Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Resit Assessments

Essay

Assessment Type Summative Weighting
Assessment Weeks Feedback Weeks

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Feedback Word Count 3500
Learning Outcomes
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Course Learning Outcomes

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