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MUSM7036: Museums and the Digital

2024 unit information

This unit investigates the current use and adoption of digital media across the museum and gallery sectors internationally. It considers how museums use digital technologies to augment the visitor experience spatially, intellectually and socially by developing digitally interactive exhibitions, online engagement tools and a social media presence. Combining field trips, workshops, seminars and guest speakers, this course is an opportunity to build critical understanding of diverse applications of technology in the museum context and practical skills in the development of digital engagement programs.

Unit details and rules

Managing faculty or University school:

Arts and Social Sciences

Study level Postgraduate
Academic unit Art History
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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None
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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None
Assumed knowledge:
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None

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

  • LO1. demonstrate critical knowledge of debates around the use of digital media and become familiar with the variety of uses made of them in the museum, gallery and heritage sectors
  • LO2. understand how the adoption of new media is shaping museum/curatorial practice and audience development
  • LO3. identify, access, organise and communicate knowledge about new media in the museum and gallery context in both written and oral English
  • LO4. implement a problem solving approach to the adoption of technology
  • LO5. demonstrate rigorous and independent thinking about the use of digital media in the museum and gallery contexts.

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Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2b 2024
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Session MoA ?  Location Outline ? 
Semester 2b 2020
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2021
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2b 2021
Normal day Remote
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 2 2022
Normal day Remote
Semester 1a 2023
Block mode Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney
Semester 1a 2023
Block mode Remote

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