6 ECTS credits
150 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 1003422BNW for working students in the 2nd semester at a (B) Bachelor - advanced level.

Semester
2nd semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Enrollment Requirements
Om dit vak te kunnen registreren moet je minstens 60 stp. behaald hebben in de bachelor. Als je een verkort programma volgt, kan je dit vak zo opnemen. Vakcodes die eindigen op 'W' kunnen enkel door werkstudenten geregistreerd worden.
Taught in
Dutch
Faculty
Faculty of Languages & Humanities
Department
History, Archaeology, Arts, Philosophy and Ethics
Educational team
Karin Nys (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
26 contact hours Lecture
130 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

The following sub-topics are studied: this history of collecting (situated in its political, socio-economic and cultural context); the role of museums in the 21st century; development of museums/collections and ethics; the interaction with the public: a. different approaches to exhibiting, b. the phenomenon of 'blockbuster' exhibitions, c. the museum and the new media; practical aspects of building exhibitions; principles of museum management.

The subject material is offered on the one hand via lectures and on the other hand via reading assignments, which are then discussed during traditional seminars or via a discussion forum on the learning platform.
Different museological aspects are examined via extramural activities. One or more specialists from museum practice may provide more explanation in this. The students must finally critically consider a museum of their choice from the visitor’s standpoint.
 

Course material
Digital course material (Required) : Tekst- en beeldmateriaal wordt uitgedeeld tijdens de les en/of ter beschikking gesteld via het leerplatform., Canvas
Additional info

Not applicable.

Learning Outcomes

General competencies

At the end of this course

  • the student is able to explain the changing significance of both collecting and objects through time
  • the student is able to explain the evolution of the museum as an institute and its mission viewed in a socio-economic context
  • the student is able to design a museum room according to contemporary museological insights
  • the student is able to argue good practice in guiding practice
  • the student is able to express his/her viewpoint on and discuss the ethical aspect of collecting
  • the student is able to analyse a museum of his/her choice from the position of the visitor

This course contributes to the following objectives of the bachelor programme Art Studies and Archaeology:

Nr 3 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology combine that knowledge with an understanding of a broad cultural and social context and have an insight into how artistic production and material culture can serve as vectors for changing cultural, social, economic and ideological values.

Nr 4 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology have a general knowledge and understanding of the historical and current relationships between heritage, institutions and society.

Nr 6 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology can use the reference framework to apply a critical perspective.

Nr 10 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology report orally and in writing to their peers on their research findings.

Nr 12 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology facilitate dialogue and participation of contemporary stakeholders through mediation and cultural brokery.

Nr 13 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology have a critical and investigative attitude combined with integrity, which reflects intellectual curiosity and intellectual honesty, as well as a mindset geared towards life-long learning.

Nr 14 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology are inventive, creative and enterprising, and have learned to make their own way in the world,  with an open and unbiased mind.

Nr 15 Holders of a Bachelor's degree in the Arts and Archaeology are prepared to commit themselves to humanist values to ensure the sustainable development of social well-being. They are citizens of the world, who know how to deal with the current and future challenges of a globalising society.

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 35% of the final mark.
PRAC Teamwork determines 20% of the final mark.
SELF Paper determines 45% of the final mark.

Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Mondeling examen with a relative weight of 50 which comprises 35% of the final mark.

    Note: (50%) Mondeling met schriftelijke voorbereiding: beantwoorden van twee synthesevragen die peilen naar de verworven inzichten in een groter geheel van de cursus.

Within the PRAC Teamwork category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Discussieforum with a relative weight of 20 which comprises 20% of the final mark.

    Note: (20%) Inbreng in de discussiefora en kritische reflectie over hun inhoud.

Within the SELF Paper category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Schriftelijke opdrachten with a relative weight of 30 which comprises 45% of the final mark.

    Note: (30%) Schriftelijke museumopdracht + mondelinge bespreking op het examen

Additional info regarding evaluation

1.    (35%) Oral with written preparation: answering two synthesis questions that assess the insights acquired  in a  larger whole in the course.
2.    (20%) Contribution in the discussion fora and critical reflection on their content.
3.    (45%) Written museum assignment + oral discussion on the examination.
 

If a student fails for the part ‘discussion fora’ during the first examination period, the student will get in the second examination period a paper assignment that covers the same content as the discussion fora.

Allowed unsatisfactory mark
The supplementary Teaching and Examination Regulations of your faculty stipulate whether an allowed unsatisfactory mark for this programme unit is permitted.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Bachelor of Adult Education: Profile Social Studies (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Adult Education: Profile Cultural Studies (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Adult Education: Initial track (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of Philosophy and Moral Sciences: default (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of History: Minor Minor Human Sciences (only offered in Dutch)
Bachelor of History: minor Social Sciences (only offered in Dutch)
Bridging Programme Master of Arts in Art Studies and Archaeology: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Preparatory Programme Master of Arts in Art Studies and Archaeology: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)