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ARHT6914: Working with Art: Objects in Focus

This unit introduces students to fundamental skills and issues in the study of art through object-based interpretation. It considers complexities and challenges related to the analysis, interpretation and display of individual works of art in the context of museums and galleries, and provides an introduction to the materials and techniques of art production from curatorial, public engagement and conservation perspectives. Students are supported to develop the ability to work closely with the physical art object, as classes will frequently take place in art galleries across Sydney.

Code ARHT6914
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. Demonstrate a strong understanding of the key professional skills required by a curatorial role
  • LO2. Be able to discuss, examine and practice these skills with teachers, peers and industry professionals
  • LO3. Develop and manage your own research project, undertaking high-level research, shaped to produce material for specific audiences, in a format that meets the requirements of partner organisations
  • LO4. Engage in peer feedback and support to achieve strong outcomes
  • LO5. Demonstrate strong skills of written and oral communication skills and outputs, which connects with current best-practice in partner organisations