AH10070 Dublin: Its Museums and Collections

Academic Year 2019/2020

This module will be team-taught by lecturers in the School of Art History & Cultural Policy. Dublin is home to a rich variety of museums, whose collections survey the entire history of Irish art but also include outstanding examples of European and non-Western art. The purpose of this module is to create an enhanced appreciation of art among students who are not majoring in art history by fostering a direct engagement with these works of art and architecture. Two one-hour meetings a week incorporating both slide lectures and discussion will focus upon art in Dublin museums and the architecture of the museums themselves. Although short readings will be assigned, the principal demand made upon students outside of class hours will be to visit the collections in which the works discussed in class are displayed. Assessment will be designed to give students the maximum flexibility while introducing them to analytical skills specific to art history and supporting them to become better writers. The grade for this module will be based upon three pieces of continuous assessment. Please note: this module is introductory in nature, and aimed at students with no previous experience of art history. As such is not suitable for students intending to major/minor in art history

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of this module, students will be able to demonstrate:
1. A basic familiarity with the city's principal museums.
2. A critical awareness of the history of these institutions, and the way in which their architecture and display strategies colour the experience of works often made and originally shown in very different settings.
3. A basic understanding of several different periods of art across several media.

Indicative Module Content:

The exact content of this module varies each year as the works addressed must be on public view in Dublin's museums. It generally runs from the pre-historic gold on view in the National Museum through the architecture of recent additions to the city's museum buildings. Although much of the art addressed is Irish, European painting and Asian art are also always included.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Lectures

22

Specified Learning Activities

39

Autonomous Student Learning

39

Total

100

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is primarily a lecture class, although there are frequent opportunities for class discussion. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
AH10030 - Art & the Modern World, AH10040 - Tools of Art History, AH10050 - European Art 1, AH10060 - European Art 2, AH10130 - Ancient & Medival World, AH10140 - The Baroque to Romanticism, AH10150 - The Modern World, AH20010 - Irish Painting, AH20020 - Studies in Irish Painting, AH20030 - Modernism, AH20040 - Studies in Modernism, AH20050 - Modern Architecture, AH20060 - Studies in Modern Architecture, AH20070 - Antiquity, AH20080 - Studies in Antiquity, AH20200 - The Modern to the Contemporary, AH20230 - European Architecture, AH30010 - Writings on Art, AH30050 - Caravaggio and Caravaggism, AH30070 - Irish Medieval Art & Architect, AH30080 - Art History Dissertation Modul, AH30090 - Northern Renaissance Art, AH30130 - Art & Death, AH30140 - The Courts and Court Cult, AH30200 - The Domestic Interior, AH30300 - The Age of Vermeer, AH30330 - Mannerism: Art & Theory, AH30410 - Decorative Arts, AH30430 - Visualizing Migration, AH30490 - Themes in Contemporary Art, AH30540 - Georgian Dublin

 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: Looking assignment addressing two works on view in Dublin museums Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Essay: Like the first essay, this will be based on observing two works on display in Dublin museums. Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

20

Examination: Students must answer two out of six essay questions 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded Yes

60


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn No
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Students will be offered three essay topics, each with its own deadline, and will write two of them. Feedback will be given on each essay at the time it is returned.

Name Role
Ms Carla Briggs Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.  
Spring
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Mon 09:00 - 09:50
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - Spring: All Weeks Wed 09:00 - 09:50
Spring