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ARTF2092 The Museum

20 creditsClass Size: 25

Module manager: Jade French
Email: j.French@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 View Timetable

Year running 2019/20

Pre-requisite qualifications

At least 20 credits of level 1 ARTF modules

This module is approved as a discovery module

Module summary

- This module aims to introduce students to the central questions of curatorship, museology and museum management. - Contemporary theory, through the writings of Foucault, Barthes, Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Belk, Derrida amongst others will form a foundation for our consideration of museum practice. - The module aims also to introduce students to museological thought through a close reading of texts such as Hooper-Greenhill, Pierce, Elsner and Cardinal, and Maleuvre. - We will examine the methods and ideas behind the collection, interpretation and display of objects. - The representation of cultural diversity within the museum will be a key consideration. - Museum architecture and the theories of museum space will also be explored.

Objectives

On completion of this module, students should have a critical understanding of the issues surrounding curatorship, museology and museum management, including cultural diversity within the museum.

Skills outcomes
- Verbal and written fluency in constructing a logical and coherent argument
- Use of audio visual aids
- Participation in group discussions
- Co-ordination and dissemination of a range of historical, contextual visual information
- Using bibliographies and databases


Syllabus

This module aims to introduce students to the central questions of curatorship, museology and museum management.
- Contemporary theory, through the writings of Foucault, Barthes, Bourdieu, Baudrillard, Belk, Derrida amongst others will form a foundation for our consideration of museum practice.
- The course aims also to introduce students to museological thought through a close reading of texts such as Hooper-Greenhill, Pierce, Elsner and Cardinal, and Maleuvre.
- We will examine the methods and ideas behind the collection, interpretation and display of objects.
- The representation of cultural diversity within the museum will be a key consideration.
- Museum architecture and the theories of museum space will also be explored.

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Lecture101.0010.00
Seminar101.0010.00
Private study hours180.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

180 hours - reading, preparation for essays/class discussions.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

- attendance at lectures and seminars
- registers taken
- participation in class discussions.

Methods of assessment


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Essay1 x 2,000-3,000 word essay50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Standard exam (closed essays, MCQs etc)1 hr 00 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 26/09/2019

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