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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Exhibiting Culture 2 is an immersive, gallery-based subject, underpinned by La Trobe University's exclusive partnership with nationally and internationally renowned institutions. The subject is designed to deepen learning across a range of arts disciplines and creative practices, such as art history, social history, archaeology, philosophy, law, textual studies, education and politics, via the experience of a unique, curated exhibition. While the subject content will vary in relation to the specific exhibition in which it is embedded, it will also address the following broad questions: what type of exhibition is this; what holds this collection of cultural objects together; is it organised around a theme, a period, an artist, a significant individual, a movement, or something else; how does the exhibition direct inquiry and engagement; what types of knowledge does it produce; by what criteria can an exhibition be evaluated, and how successful is this exhibition as a whole?

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSue Gillett

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Examine a broad understanding of the historical and theoretical positions that relate to the exhibition and curatorial intent.

Lectures, tutorials, production of research journal as blog, essay writing,

02. Analyse and interpret visual and text works in relation to a broad context

Production of research journal in blog, essay writing

03. Research a selected topic using relevant data sources

Search a database, produce a bibliography, researchand contextualise an indepth inquiry

04. Communicate visually and in writing your ideas and the relevant ideas of others relating to historical, curatorial and theoretical material explored in the research and the exhibition.

blogging your process, self reflection, planning

05. explore your own creative arts, or other discipline-based practice in relationship to a critical contextualised position

blogging your process, self reflection, planning

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