Courses - Faculty of Arts


Museums and Cultural Heritage

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

MUSEUMS 700
15 Points

Exhibiting Cultures: International

Investigates the presentation of cultures in museums, art galleries and other sites globally, the strategies of public exhibitions, and the role of curators and institutions in identity formation and nationalism. Case studies are drawn from international and indigenous practice, as well as regional examples from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific.

Restriction: ARTHIST 715, 721, 736, MUSEUMS 701, 703, 704

MUSEUMS 701
15 Points

Indigenous People and Museums

An examination of key museological issues in relation to indigenous peoples, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific, Aboriginal, Inuit and Native American communities.

Restriction: ARTHIST 730, MUSEUMS 703

MUSEUMS 702
15 Points

Inside the Museum

Provides a foundation in the best practices, critical issues, and the future of museology and introduces students to a variety of museum collection-based activities through experiential education at the Auckland War Memorial Museum/Tāmaki Paenga Hira.

MUSEUMS 704
30 Points

MUSEUMS 704A
15 Points

MUSEUMS 704B
15 Points

Exhibiting Cultures

Investigates the presentation of cultures in museums, art galleries and other sites globally, the strategies of public exhibitions, and the role of curators and institutions in identity formation and nationalism. Case studies are drawn from international and indigenous practice as well as regional examples from Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia and the Pacific. Restriction: ARTHIST 715, 721, 736, MUSEUMS 700, 701, 703, 705

To complete this course students must enrol in MUSEUMS 704 A and B, or MUSEUMS 704

MUSEUMS 705
15 Points

Exhibiting Cultures: Māori and Indigenous

An examination of key museological issues in relation to indigenous peoples, with a particular focus on Māori, Pacific, Aboriginal, Inuit and Native American communities.

Restriction: ARTHIST 715, 721, 736, MUSEUMS 701, 703, 704

MUSEUMS 706
15 Points

Special Topic

MUSEUMS 750
15 Points

Museums Past and Present

The rise of collecting and early museums in Europe and their development in the twentieth century, with an emphasis on art galleries.

Restriction: ARTHIST 718

MUSEUMS 751
30 Points

Special Topic

MUSEUMS 760
15 Points

Directed Study

A directed reading and individual study course or research project to prepare students in the methodologies and subject matter of museum studies.

MUSEUMS 761
30 Points

MUSEUMS 761A
15 Points

MUSEUMS 761B
15 Points

Directed Study

A directed reading and individual study course or research project to prepare students in the methodologies and subject matter of museum studies.

To complete this course students must enrol in MUSEUMS 761 A and B, or MUSEUMS 761

MUSEUMS 780
30 Points

MUSEUMS 780A
15 Points

MUSEUMS 780B
15 Points

Research Project

To complete this course students must enrol in MUSEUMS 780 A and B, or MUSEUMS 780

MUSEUMS 792
45 Points

MUSEUMS 792A
22.5 Points

MUSEUMS 792B
22.5 Points

Dissertation

To complete this course students must enrol in MUSEUMS 792 A and B, or MUSEUMS 792

MUSEUMS 796A
60 Points

MUSEUMS 796B
60 Points

Thesis

Prerequisite: A BA(Hons) in Museums and Cultural Heritage with at least Second Class Honours, First Division, or equivalent

To complete this course students must enrol in MUSEUMS 796 A and B

MUSEUMS 797A
60 Points

MUSEUMS 797B
60 Points

Research Portfolio

To complete this course students must enrol in MUSEUMS 797 A and B

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