HART 4839
Museum Principles and Practices II: Programming, Exhibitions and Management

3.0 Credits


Exhibitions and public programs are the primary means by which museums share their collections and knowledge with communities. This course (UVIC AHVS 486B) explores the role and development of exhibitions and programs, with particular emphasis on public partnerships, audience development, and principles of design, implementation and evaluation. When offered in the distance format, the course will also address topics in museum management.


Permission of UVic's Cultural Resource Management program (www.uvcs.uvic.ca/cultural). Contact cmpasst@uvic.ca before registering. Students should work in or have access to a local museum, gallery, heritage site or related institution.

Note: Students with credit for UVIC AHVS 486 may not take this course for further credit. Students interested in this course may also wish to take UVIC AHVS 486A, Museum Principles and Practices: Creating and Preserving Knowledge.

Delivery Method



Computer with Internet is required. Refer to http://www.uvcs.uvic.ca/learnonline


Materials are available from the UVic bookstore and are not included in the course fees.


3 months

Note: This paced course is delivered by the University of Victoria. UVIC courses are offered in September, January and May. This course may not be offered every semester. Space is limited and early registration is advised.