Please note that this subject has been suspended & will not be on offer to students during the 2013/14 academic year.
Newcastle University has been at the forefront of museum, gallery and heritage studies since the early 1990s, and has internationally renowned postgraduate programmes in this area with alumni working all over the world. We are now introducing an undergraduate pathway to allow students to explore some of the intellectual underpinnings in the field. These will address questions like:
Staff cover a wide range of specialisms including art curatorship, museum and gallery education, cultural policy, interpretation, visitor studies, the care of human remains, museums and identity and digital technologies for heritage.
The University has excellent facilities which support museum, gallery and heritage studies, including one of the largest subject-specific library collections in the UK and the Great North Museum, which has two sites (Hancock and Hatton) on campus. The region has a thriving gallery scene as well as numerous museums and heritage sites.
No practical work is involved, but the course aims to provide an introduction to museums, galleries and heritage as key elements within the organization of knowledge, culture and society. The course will provide an excellent foundation for postgraduate vocational study within the area, ultimately equipping you for work within museums, galleries and heritage organisations. Teaching takes the form of lecture & seminar format, with visits where appropriate.
Students are advised to read the following as a broad introduction to the subject:
Gerard Corsane (ed.) (2005) Heritage, Museums and Galleries: an introductory reader (London: Routledge)
Please note that Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies can be taken as a minor subject only (40 credits).
|COM1032||Introduction to Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies||20 credits|
|COM1033||Museum, Gallery and Heritage Histories||20 credits|
|COM2032||Exhibiting Cultures||20 credits|
|COM2033||Heritage Controversies||20 credits|
|To be confirmed||Politics, Heritage and Curatorship||20 credits|
|To be confirmed||Museum, Gallery and Heritage Studies dissertation||20 credits|