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MHST6903: Managing Collections and Heritage Sites

How museum collections and heritage places are managed and listed is a core function of cultural institutions. From global contexts, such as World Heritage, to national, regional and local museum collections and heritage lists, understanding how objects and places are documented, assessed, and registered is important for both museum and heritage practice. This unit introduces students to the theories and practices of collection and heritage management through current issues in the development, policy and maintenance of cultural collections and places.

Code MHST6903
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate understanding of different structures of governance for the conservation, management and listing of museum collections and heritage places
  • LO2. build individual capacity in the documentation, assessment and registration of museum collections and objects, and heritage places
  • LO3. apply critical analysis to the principles, philosophies and practices of museum collection and heritage management globally, nationally and locally
  • LO4. undertake research relevant to the documentation, assessment and registration of collections and places