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Introduction to Museum Practice - AHIS205

This unit explores the history, role and function of museums in society. Students will be introduced to the diversity of museum practice framed within historic and contemporary museum theory with a focus on the preservation and interpretation of cultural and natural heritage. The role of curators and other museum staff in research, teaching, exhibitions, information management and community outreach is investigated. Students will gain practical experience in these areas through the integration of campus museums in the delivery of the unit.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (with on campus sessions)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Andrew Simpson

12cp at 100 level or above Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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