The course focuses on the historical, theoretical and political context of the art museum and on contemporary issues relating to the museum and curatorial practice. It also considers the physical history of works of art, issues of handling and conservation and the care of collections, and varying means of communication, whether written or spoken, directed at a scholarly or a wider audience. Students undertake collaborative projects, both virtual and real, oriented towards the exhibition or display of visual art, and written assignments including a dissertation on a related subject; they visit museums and galleries here and abroad, and engage in the planning and delivery of public debates, involving museum professionals and experts, on key issues.
Core modules: Historical, theoretical and political context of the art museum; physical history of works of art; undertaking a project oriented towards the exhibition or display of visual art; internship in an art museum.
Course Additional Entry
Applicants require an upper 2nd class Honours degree. Students whose 1st language is not English require IELTS 7.0 or equivalent (with a minimum 6.5 in both Reading and Writing).
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