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100 Point Master of Art Curatorship

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The Master of Art Curatorship provides specialist training and a professional qualification for graduates who are working, or seeking to work in the field, and may also be taken for general interest. This program does not necessarily lead to higher degree study, however high achieving students who complete the thesis option may qualify for entry to a masters by research or PhD.

Intended learning outcomes

Students who complete the Master of Art Curatorship will have a good understanding of:

  • the role of the visual arts in Australia as reflected by professional networks, funding bodies, and government departments/agencies at national, state and local level;
  • the changing role of art museums/galleries in society and the history of collecting;
  • the current discourse associated with issues of access, education and funding within art museums and cultural institutions;
  • the organisational structure of a collecting institution and the various responsibilities and tasks of its personnel;
  • art conservation theory and practice and its role in storage, transportation, display and interpretation of art objects;
  • the theory and practice of cataloguing and presenting art objects in an art museum; and
  • advanced skills in researching and writing on art objects.
Last updated: 11 November 2018