LOOTING, ICONACLASM AND CENSORSHIP

ARH2LIC

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject focuses on the relationship between collecting, conflict and power by exploring a number of key case studies drawn from a Western cultural and historical context, such as the Elgin marbles and the widespread and systematic Nazi looting of cultural material, as well as the recent destruction of parts of the ancient cultural complex of Palmyra. It draws attention to the role art plays in conquest, imperialism and nation building and religious conflicts, which can lead to its destruction, or censorship. Students are encouraged to explore the wider ethical and legal context of acts of looting, collecting, destruction and theft. Complex issues of restitution will also be unpacked, in order to provide a broader context for understanding their creation, and the profound impact that severing this connection can have on those cultures. Students are directly introduced to the ethical, moral and legal issues around the circulation of art in the world, enabling deep appreciation of how we live in an inter connected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries and work with diverse communities. .

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorLisa Beaven

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning ActivitiesSeminars and podcast interviews which develop skills of multi-faceted debate and balanced argument and enable growing awareness of complex ethical issues.

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Develop an understanding of the complexities of collecting, censorship and power in the visual arts in historical and contemporary contexts and the impact that this has on the cultures of the objects makers and custodians
02. Expand on research, critical and reflective thinking and writing skills by evaluating key ideas and concepts.
03. Develop and strengthen an understanding and the capacity to engage with ethical debates and ideas that apply to collecting, ownership and censorship within historical and contemporary arts contexts.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLisa Beaven

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Four 2.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
6 x 30 minute podcasts available on LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Class presentation 10 minutes (1,000 word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1,000 word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorLisa Beaven

Class requirements

LectureWeek: 31 - 43
Four 2.00 hours lecture per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via video conference.

TutorialWeek: 31 - 43
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 43
Six 1.00 hour unscheduled online class per study period on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
6 x 30 minute podcasts available on LMS

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

2,000 word essay

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo50 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Class presentation 10 minutes (1,000 word equivalent)

N/AOral presentationIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

1,000 word assignment

N/AAssignmentIndividualNo25 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3