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Why do human beings collect and what is the purpose of museums? ‘The Museum Idea’ examines these questions by focusing on the history and philosophy of museums and relating these to contemporary museum practice. The course will examine the role of museums in society through case studies of exhibitions and other museum projects in a variety of settings, including art, history and ethnographic museums.
|Second Sub Session
|30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.
1 x 4000 word essay plus 10 non-graded discussion board submissions.
Resit (for students who took the course in Academic Year 2020/21):
1 x 4000 word essay
There are no assessments for this course.
|Drawing on relevant literature, students will be able to discuss critically, in written and verbal form, key topics within the field of Museum Studies.
|Students will critique interpretative and communication processes used by museums, both historically and in the present.
|Students will critically evaluate case study material drawn from museums and heritage organisations worldwide.
|Students will demonstrate an ability to prepare material for leading and participating in seminar discussions.
|Students will demonstrate evidence of independent research in course assessments.