167742

Collection Management

An examination of the following areas of museological theory and practice: material culture; recent research into private collecting; preventive conservation; collection management policy and practice; contemporary collection management issues including collection rationalisation, contemporary collecting, and the changing roles of curators and collection managers.

Course code

Qualifications are made up of courses. Some universities call these papers. Each course is numbered using six digits.

167742

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subject

Museum Studies

Course planning information

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 evaluate and apply a Te Tiriti o Waitangi framework to collection management in Aotearoa/New Zealand
  • 2 critically examine collection management strategies, policy and initiatives and their impact on access to collections and cultural, social, economic, and environmental sustainability
  • 3 define and analyse the importance of museum collections as a public resource that have inherent historical contexts and are authentic from the original source
  • 4 evaluate, develop, and apply basic preventive conservation and collection management documentation competencies

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Written Assignment 3 4 20%
Test 1 4 20%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 30%
Written Assignment 1 2 3 15%
Test 1 4 15%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

MRM5 : MUSEUM REGISTRATION METHODS

Author
BUCK, P, AND GILMORE, J.
ISBN
9780838911228
Edition
C2010
Publisher
AAM Press (5th edition or later)

Highly recommended

THINGS GREAT AND SMALL, COLLECTIONS MANAGEMENT POLICIES

Author
SIMMONS, J
ISBN
9781442277458
Edition
2ED 2017
Publisher
ROMAN & LITTLEFIELD

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