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Material Culture and Museum Studies

Undergraduate | MAQ-AHIX3001 | 2024

Explore how ancient cultures made things and how they’re displayed in museums today. From ceramics to weapons, you’ll reflect on various materials and technologies. Think ethically about exhibiting artefacts, considering forgeries and illicit trade.

Study method
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Material Culture and Museum Studies

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this subject, you will be able to

    1. Understand ancient materials and the cultural contexts in which they were used. To examine the origin of materials and how things were made.
    2.  Evaluate methodological and ethical issues associated with the role of Museums in the collection and exhibition of artifacts
    3. Acquire skills necessary for research analysis and interpretations. Conducting independent research and synthesize acquired knowledge.
    4. Deliver a power point oral presentation paper ( a “Conference Paper”) and communicate effectively with teaching staff and peers though class presentation.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:


Pre-requisite: AHIX1250 and AHIX2251

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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