HART 4869
Museum Principles and Practices I: Communities, Curatorship and Collections

3.0 Credits


Museum Principles and Practices I: Museums, their collections and the knowledge they convey play a unique role in contemporary society. This course (UVIC AHVS 486A) explores the purpose and functions of museums with particular emphasis on relationships with communities and the ways in which knowledge is created and preserved through collections and research. Topics include history and organization of museums and collections curatorship, research, documentation and care.


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

Note: Students with credit for UVIC AHVS 486 may not take this course for further credit.

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.