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ANT3009 Heritage and Museum Studies

Short Description: Heritage and Museum Studies
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : Band 1
ASCED code : 090303 - Anthropology
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 21 April 2019

Other requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course encourages students to understand heritage and museum studies as the collection, management and interpretation of the past, and as a field of cultural and political practice. It explores how heritage comprises both the physical and ancient, and the intangible and ephemeral aspects of culture, and students will consider conceptual, political and ethical issues as well as considering potential solutions. The course provides an introduction examine core issues for heritage practice and theory, including different approaches to natural and cultural heritage, tangible and intangible heritage, national and international heritage provisions, and the interpretation and use of the past in the present. It provides a foundation in heritage, museums or environmental management to students of anthropology, archaeology, history, geography, tourism and other relevant disciplines.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2019 Online