CULP40290 Museums & Heritage Policy

Academic Year 2019/2020

An introduction to the field of heritage studies, with a concentration on the evolution of heritage as a field of institutional and professional practices in the contemporary world, with particular reference to the history and evolution of the museum. The module will also include: an exploration of values in heritage conservation; the application of concepts in cultural economics; and the impact of tourism on the heritage field. A number of guest lecturers will provide a focus on a number of these themes from the perspective of the professional practitioner.

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Learning Outcomes:

Have a broad understanding of how heritage has emerged as a field of professional and institutional practice in the contemporary world

Understand the history and evolution of the museum as a cultural institution

Appreciate the philosophical, historical and cultural dimensions of conservation values

Be able to apply basic concepts in cultural economics to the field of heritage

Appreciate the impact of tourism and tourism policies on culture and heritage

Understand how collections management policies apply to museum practices

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active participation in class discussion of topics. Discussion of specified readings 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.  
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: 3,000 word essay on a policy or management-related aspect of heritage Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Spring 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?

Written and, if needed, oral feedback on essay

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