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Museums, Audiences & Interpretation - ARC00013M

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  • Department: Archaeology
  • Module co-ordinator: Dr. Sara Perry
  • Credit value: 20 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
A Spring Term 2019-20

Module aims

  • Critically evaluate the ways in which heritage is utilized in heritage interpretation, education, the media and tourism.
  • Consider the origins and histories of museums and developments in museology.
  • Critically examine the structure and management of modern museums.
  • Consider access and social inclusion issues in relation to site interpretation, museums practices and policies, and tourism.
  • Introduce issues of repatriation and community consultation in the curation, research, display and interpretation of artefacts and collections.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should:

  • Understand the role and responsibilities of heritage managers in heritage education, interpretation and tourism.
  • Understand current policy initiates in heritage and museum interpretation, such as access and social inclusion.
  • Have a working understanding of the interpretation process in heritage management.
  • Have the skills to appraise the utility of interpretive and educational media and museum displays.
  • Be familiar with some of the current issues surrounding media and tourist interest in heritage.
  • Be aware of the history and development of museums.


Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Museums, Audiences & Interpretation
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Coursework - Museums, Audiences & Interpretation
N/A 100

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