Part of the collection of Pöykkölä Ethnographic Museum, Rovaniemi. Photograph by Suzie Thomas.

Museum Collections

In this course we discuss contemporary issues around museum collection policies and practices.

The course meets weekly for a variety of lectures, seminars and practical hands on experience during museum visits.

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Timetable

The course takes in Period ii, on Thursdays 12-14. All classes that are not site visits take place in Päärakennus/Main Building, Sali 7.
Contents:

2.11.2017, 12-14 Introduction to the course (Suzie Thomas) and overviews of TAKO (Teemu Ahola, Museum Centre Vapriikki) and Artefacta (Alex Snellman, Artefacta)

3.11.2017, 09-11 OPTIONAL additional VISIT to the Museovirasto (National Board of Antiquities) library and image collections, Sturenkatu 4a library and collections. Opportunitiy to register for access to the Museovirasto library resources. Highly recommended!

9.11.2017, 12-14 Museum Collecting in Context: History of collecting, its purposes and challenges (Suzie Thomas)

16.11.2017, 12-14 SITE VISIT: Sinebrychoff Museum (host Ira Westergård), focus on provenance research

23.11.2017, 12-14 Finding and telling hidden stories from our collections (Tehmina Goskar, Consultant Curator and Arts Council England-funded Change Maker based at Cornwall Museums Partnership and the Royal Institution of Cornwall, UK)*

30.11.2017, 12-14 SITE VISIT: University Museum (host Jaana Tegelberg and Päivi Rainio), documenting collections

7.12.2017, 12-14 Deaccession of museum collections (Nina Robbins)

14.12.2017, 12-14 Wrapping up, course evaluation/feedback and final discussions, (Suzie Thomas)

DateTimeLocation
Thu 2.11.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 9.11.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 23.11.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 7.12.2017
12:00 - 14:00
Thu 14.12.2017
12:00 - 14:00

Material

The course includes compulsory literature to read. These texts will be announced during the course.

Conduct of the course

We meet on a weekly basis for a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions which sometimes take place in museums. The course is assessed by three assignments: an interview report (30%), a collections policy document (50%), and a commentary on the policy document (20%).

Registration and fee

75 euroa Lisätietoja

Jakso on yhteisopetusta, jossa Avoimen yliopiston opiskelijat osallistuvat koulutusohjelman opetukseen.

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Description

The student should be enrolled on KUMA programme or otherwise have permission to take museum studies courses.

The student should be enrolled on KUMA programme or otherwise have permission to take museum studies courses.

Students will be introduced to key issues pertaining to museums and collecting, internationally and within the Finnish context. They will develop and appraise, based on theoretical and applied perspectives, strategic solutions to the challenges facing contemporary museum collecting policies and practices. They will develop their planning and research skills, and gain experience of writing in different formats for different purposes.

Lectures, practical work, and site visits.

Literature to be announced later.

Kaipaatko vinkkejä tietoteknisiin taitoihin?
Tutustu Opiskelijan digitaidot avoimiin materiaaleihin. Lisäksi opintotarjonnassamme on Opiskelija digitaidot: orientaatio ja syventävät taidot -kurssit.

Tutustu myös Avoimen yliopiston verkkopalvelun Kehity oppijana -sivuihin.

Evaluation focuses on the achievement of learning outcomes as evidenced in the course assignments and participation in class. Grades 0-5.

Lectures (5*2h=10h), practical work, and site visits. Luennot (5*2h=10h), harjoitustyö ja vierailut.

Opetuskieli: englanti
The language of instruction: English

Opetus on päiväopetuksena toteutettavaa yhteisopetusta, jossa Avoimen opiskelijat osallistuvat koulutusohjelman opetukseen. Jaksolla on rajallinen määrä paikkoja.

Students will be introduced to key issues pertaining to museums and collecting, internationally and within the Finnish context. They will develop and appraise, based on theoretical and applied perspectives, strategic solutions to the challenges facing contemporary museum collecting policies and practices. They will develop their planning and research skills, and gain experience of writing in different formats for different purposes.

Evaluation focuses on the achievement of learning outcomes as evidenced in the course assignments and participation in class. Grades 0-5.