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Last modified: 22 May 2019 17:07

Course Overview

Taught by museum and law academics, this course will examine cultural property issues  such as treasure trove, looting and repatriation, forgery, sacred and street art, and the derogatory treatment of art. Objects from the University Museum and collections worldwide will be drawn on to illustrate aspects of the course.  Museum practice and operational experience will also inform certain aspects.  Students will be encouraged to explore and develop their own ideas.  Facilitating this, the course will include a programme of case studies and/or issue papers to be presented by students for class discussion.      

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
  • Dr Catherine Ng

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

  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?


What courses cannot be taken with this course?


Are there a limited number of places available?


Course Description

·      Introduction

·      Treasure Trove

·      Stolen Art and Repatriation  

·      Murals / Street Art

·      Marketing & Merchandising

·      Fake & Forgery

·      Derogatory Treatment& other Moral Rights, Treatment of Sacred Works

·      Student Presentations

Degree Programmes for which this Course is Prescribed

  • Master of Letters in Art and Business

Contact Teaching Time

22 hours

This is the total time spent in lectures, tutorials and other class teaching.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 1 Lecture during University week7
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 8 - 17

More Information about Week Numbers

Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 2 x 4,000 word essays (50% each)

Resit: Not normally applicable

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.



Course Learning Outcomes


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