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ARHT6961: Curating Islamic Art in 10 Objects

This hands-on, object-based unit draws on a wide range of visual material from the diverse cultures of the Islamic world to examine the pivotal and evolving role of Islamic art in today's museums. Seminars will be held in Sydney-based collections, working closely with a variety of media from different time periods - historical and contemporary arts - in order to gain knowledge and skills in interpreting and curating Islamic art. We will engage with fundamental questions in the study of Islamic art, and the challenges involved in studying its global histories of collecting, displacing, and displaying.

Code ARHT6961
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. Acquire knowledge of diverse cultures of the Islamic world, specific geographical areas, periods, genres and styles of art and visual culture.
  • LO2. Acquire relevant knowledge base for students who wish to pursue careers in the museum and galleries industries.
  • LO3. Develop verbal and written skills in interpreting and presenting debates about objects in the museum context.
  • LO4. Engage with global histories of collecting and exhibiting Islamic art in museums internationally and in Australia

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