About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Majors, minors and specialisations
- Further study
Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Currently enrolled students:
- Further information: http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/
- Contact: 'Make an enquiry' at http://graduate.arts.unimelb.edu.au/degrees/8-master-of-cultural-materials-conservation
Dr Nicole Tse
Intended learning outcomes
Students who complete the Master of Cultural Material Conservation should:
- develop an indepth knowledge and understanding of cultural material conservation principles, methodologies and best practice standards;
- have the ability to describe and explain the role of cultural material in the economic, social and cultural wellbeing of individuals, communities and nations;
- be equipped to actively contribute to national and international debates, protocols and conventions relevant to cultural material conservation;
- be informed advocates for cultural material conservation and play a leadership role within the sector, actively engaging in critical policy issues;
- develop an appreciation of cultural diversity, community sensitivities and a changing social context to the scientific and historical paradigms that exist within the cultural heritage and conservation sectors;
- develop critical, reflective and analytical skills and methods, and a cross disciplinary understanding and approach, to the identification and resolution of conservation issues;
- acquire advanced skills in researching and writing in cultural materials conservation; and
- be able to apply theoretical knowledge to solve practical problems that arise in a professional and community based context to develop an integrated understanding of cultural materials conservation theory and practice.
The Masters in Cultural Materials Conservation Graduates incorporates evidence based teaching, problem based learning, collaborative and interdisciplinary approaches to cultural materials conservation methodologies and methods. Graduates from the Masters in Cultural Materials Conservation should be able to:
- demonstrate integrity and strive to attain the highest professional standards in cultural materials conservation;
- participate and communicate productively in collaborative and diverse work environments;
- apply research knowledge to practice based skills;
- demonstrate independent and critical inquiry;
- conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgments and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through written work, presentations and practice based projects; and
- demonstrate a commitment to life-long learning and professional leadership.
Graduates of the Master of Cultural Materials Conservation should have acquired the following attributes:
- In-depth knowledge of specialist discipline;
- skills in examining issues from an interdisciplinary perspective;
- critical and reflective thinkers; and
- effective oral and written communicators.
- Engaged with local, national, global issues and appreciation of community, regional and Asian perspectives;
- developed a high regard for self-determination and social inclusion, ethics and the environment; and
- awareness of social and cultural diversity in communities and can work collaboratively with people from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds.
- In particular graduates will have an understanding of and deep respect for Indigenous knowledge, culture and values.
Integrity and self-awareness
- Motivated, self-directed and well organized with ability to set goals and manage time and priorities;
- able to work effectively both independently and in groups;
- self-aware and reflective with skills in self-assessment; and
- place great importance on personal and professional integrity.
Last updated: 27 October 2021