Subject Descriptions - Subject Information

Calendar: 2019 Undergraduate
Faculty: Faculty of Law, Humanities and the Arts
Department: School of the Arts, English and Media

COSMOS mastered subject: Version 2000.01

Subject Information
Subject Code CAVA361
Subject Name Curatorial Practices
Credit Points 6
Pre-Requisites 36 credit points of 200 level subjects
Co-Requisites None.
Restrictions None.
Equivalence None.
Assessment Presentation - Seminar Presentation 30% Portfolio - Professional Portfolio 40% Journal/Blog - Blog 30%
General Subject Yes.
EFTSL (Non Weighted) 0.125
Non Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
Pre-1997 Pre-2005 Post-2005 Post-2008 Post-2009 Post-2010
$ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820  $ 820 
Weighted Student Contribution Amounts
Commonwealth Supported (HECS) Students Only
1771-Bachelor of Laws (Honours) (Direct Entry)
1777-Bachelor of Laws (Direct Entry)
1827-Bachelor of International Studies - Bachelor of Laws
1845-Bachelor of Information Technology - Bachelor of Laws
1852-Bachelor of Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Laws
760-Bachelor of Communication and Media Studies - Bachelor of Laws
770-Bachelor of Laws (Graduate Entry)
771-Bachelor of Arts - Bachelor of Laws
771H-Course information not Found
772-Bachelor of Creative Arts - Bachelor of Laws
773-Bachelor of Commerce - Bachelor of Laws
774-Bachelor of Mathematics - Bachelor of Laws
775-Bachelor of Science - Bachelor of Laws
775H-Course information not Found
775M-Course information not Found
779-Bachelor of Engineering - Bachelor of Laws
858-Bachelor of Journalism - Bachelor of Laws
Work Experience No
Tutorial Enrolment Information None.
Availability Not Available in 2019

Subject Description
This subject introduces students to key aspects of curatorial practice and material cultures in museums and galleries, both historical and contemporary. The subject focuses on developing exhibition concepts, management, presentation and collection management. We undertake field-trips and hands-on practical studies in museum and gallery practice, including accessioning, registration, archiving, and cataloguing using the university art collection as a resource. Site visits and short practical placements are included in partnership with the UOW art collection and local cultural organisations.

Subject Learning Outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate knowledge of curatorial practices in the expanded contexts of art galleries, museums and other cultural display contexts.
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical dimensions of curatorial practice and how to address these in different contexts
3. Undertake an analysis of the physical history of specific artifacts
4. Apply this knowledge in collection management including the handling and care of collections

Textbook Information
Students will be advised of texts at the commencement of session.
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