Trends in museology 710

Module code MKD 710
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Module content

This module provides an overview of basic elements of museums, their missions, history and their characteristics. It is organised around key activities of museums, viz history, structure, management, collections, display, interpretation, education and civil engagement. Students will be introduced to multidisciplinarity inherent in museum work, and will be exposed to various fields including history of art, curation, archaeology, anthropology and South African history. They will engage critically with existing material at museums and will pay attention to the relationship between these institutions and the publics they serve in an attempt to understand epistomologies and genealogies. In addition, they will gain an appreciation of the range of skills and knowledge required for succeeding in the museum practice.

Module credits 25.00
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 2 Block weeks
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Historical and Heritage Studies
Period of presentation Semester 1

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