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MUSM7032: Museum and Gallery Administration

Good management is critical to the long-term survival of museums as vibrant cultural institutions. This unit of study explores the characteristics of a well managed facility providing students with the skills necessary to evaluate the operational context of museums, in terms of budget, human resource management and general cultural stewardship. The unit balances practical skill acquisition - in key management areas like strategic planning and project management - with a broader analysis of how the cultural sector is positioned in relation to government and other stakeholders.

Code MUSM7032
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6

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

  • LO1. demonstrate an understanding of the museum as a public sector agency
  • LO2. demonstrate an understanding of the art of governance—roles of the Director, the Board and government policy
  • LO3. demonstrate an understanding of planning within museums and galleries (short and long term)
  • LO4. demonstrate an understanding of project and financial management.

Unit outlines

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