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Fieldwork: Art at the Gallery - ARHT2675

Year - 2020

Working in partnership with leading museums, this unit introduces students to object-based learning, and the study of artworks in situ. Driven by hands-on learning experiences, students will develop a core set of analytical and professional skills through the close examination of artworks as material and physical objects.

1x1hr lecture/week, 1x2hr seminar/week

1x 1000wd Object Analysis (20%), 1x 500wd Acquistion Highlight (25%), 1x 3000wd Research Project (40%), 1x Participation (15%)

Additional information
Taught as a three-hour block. To meet the agreement we have established with our industry partner, The Art Gallery of New South Wales, this unit will be taught as a three-hour block. This structure allows us to engage in focused and extended object-based learning activities, the logistics and pedagogy of which require an extended block of time. Teaching in a three hour block means less disruption to the gallery's schedule.


12 credit points at 1000 level in Art History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Critical Studies


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

24 Aug 2020

Department/School: Art History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 28 Sep 2020
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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