|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Assessment||Recorded Oral Presentation 10 Minutes||30%|
|Semester Assessment||Essay 1500 Words||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Essay 1500 Words||70%|
|Supplementary Assessment||Recorded Oral Presentation 10 Minutes||30%|
On successful completion of this module students should be able to:
Identify, analyse, and interpret museum objects as primary sources.
Make effective use of museum collections data systems for research.
Evidence skills in academic writing using appropriate scholarly apparatus.
Compare similar objects from different museum collections.
Communicate research through speech and writing.
Demonstrate an understanding of the content and histories of the SoA Collections
Express an informed opinion about current debates relating to museum collections
The School of Art Museum and Galleries is an accredited museum housing growing collections and related archives comprising over 22,000 paintings, prints, drawings, photographs, ceramics, and decorative art. Unique in Wales and of international importance, these collections offer primary research material for staff, students, and external scholars. This module lets you in on the behind-the-scenes work of the museum. Working alongside experienced art historians and museum curators, you will engage with material culture through hands-on study of original artworks from the School of Art collections. You will learn about the formation and history of the collection and its objects, and develop the object handling, analysis, research, interpretation, and writing skills necessary to make sense of them. What you learn on this module is directly applicable to your future study in the School of Art, and will enhance your employability, in particular for careers in the museums and galleries sector.
The module also explores the debates, perspectives, and practices currently underway within contemporary museums, such as those around equality, diversity, and inclusion; and decolonising museums. In addition to being informed about the latest developments in the museum sector, through embedded employability teaching delivered by the Careers Service, you will also learn how to make best use of the knowledge and skills you develop on the module for your future career.
|Skills Type||Skills details|
|Application of Number||Measuring of objects|
|Communication||Communicate own research through recorded oral presentation|
|Improving own Learning and Performance||Informal evaluation of own development through peer review of recorded presentations|
|Information Technology||Navigate museum collection data systems to target source material relating to research|
|Personal Development and Career planning||Developing an awareness of various roles within museums and galleries|
|Problem solving||Identification and analysis of museum objects|
|Research skills||Utilising primary source material for academic writing|
|Subject Specific Skills||Identification, analysis and interpretation of museum objects|
|Team work||Collaborating with peers in seminars, viewing sessions and writing workshops|
This module is at CQFW Level 4