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MHST6913: Indigenous Museums and Heritage

Globally, Indigenous peoples have challenged museums, heritage agencies and professional practitioners over issues of ownership, control, management, display and interpretation of Indigenous culture, history and cultural property. We will examine how Indigenous communities, scholars and practitioners are decolonising museum and heritage practices and spaces.

Code MHST6913
Academic unit Archaeology
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. appreciate key issues for Indigenous peoples in relation to the conservation, management and exhibition of cultural heritage
  • LO2. understand the history and current practices in relation to museums and heritage organisations working with Indigenous communities
  • LO3. revise and improve your skills in research, essay writing and presentation.

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 2 weeks before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.