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Digital Cultural Conservation (CUMC90022)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeCUMC90022
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

Community outreach programs and knowledge sharing principles are central to new cultural conservation practices. This subject will introduce the role of digital cultural conservation in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of communities. Aspects of this field will be explored, including knowledge management, online education, community partnerships, content creation, and sharing expertise.

During the pre-teaching period students are expected to complete the course readings, review the lectures and any other course preparation as outlined on the LMS. The LMS will become available at the commencement of the pre-teaching dates.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete this subject will:

  • Understand the challenges of using digital media in the research, preservation, management, interpretation, and representation of culture.
  • Appreciate the diverse social contexts of cultural conservation.
  • Be equipped to debate the roles cultural conservation can play in local, regional and remote communities now and into the future.
  • Be able to consult with key stakeholders and partner institutions to adapt online conservation resources to fit needs of clients and target audience.
  • Be equipped to use new technology to demonstrate conservation practice.
  • Successfully produce instructional text, audio and video scripts for community outreach projects.Gain a diverse understanding of how conservators contribute to cultural databases.

Last updated: 27 September 2019