Due date: MONDAY 18TH APRIL 11.59 PM AEST
Each student is required to supply the following information and to attach this sheet to the front of the scanned and uploaded version of the exercise.
1. NAME AND STUDENT NUMBER (Please print)
2. SEMINAR TIME AND TUTOR
N.B. FACULTY HAS REQUESTED THAT STUDENTS KEEP A DUPLICATE OF ALL WRITTEN WORK SUBMITTED TO THE SCHOOL WHICH FORMS PART OF THEIR CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT
LENGTH OF MID SEMESTER REVISION EXERCISE = 2100 WORDS max – e.g. no more than 700 words/ca. 2 pages per question.
SUBMISSION of written work (other than exams) for subjects undertaken within the School of Culture and Communication
Students are required to submit one electronic copy of all assessment written for subjects undertaken within the School of Culture and Communication.
The electronic copy is to be uploaded to the Assignments submission section of the Subject’s Canvas site no later than 11.59 pm AEST on the due date for the piece of assessment.
RETURN of written work (other than exams) for subjects undertaken within the School of Culture and Communication
• Mid Semester Revision Exercise: comments/grade for the first exercise will be posted on Canvas prior to the due date for the essay.
The due date should be treated as an examination date. Essays without extensions will not be accepted after the due date. Extensions will be considered only in advance of the due date and only in case of documented illness or personal hardship. Students who want to apply for extensions must discuss their situation with the lecturer in charge and submit an extension form prior to the due date.
THE HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF MUSEUMS
MID SEMESTER REVISION EXERCISE QUESTIONS 2021
Notes on the mid semester revision exercise.
This exercise is intended as a synthesis/revision assessment task that asks you to present your understandings of some of the key issues and ideas that we have been discussing in the subject so far. In assessing this exercise, we will be looking for evidence of your ability to synthesize and articulate the key ideas and issues arising from the recorded lectures, readings and seminars conducted in this subject thus far. We will also be considering your ability to clarify and express your thoughts about the topics at hand and your ability to draw on these issues and ideas as the basis for expressing your own reasoned and informed conclusions/points of view about the topics under discussion.
This is not a research exercise and so does not require you to go beyond the readings/references contained in the subject guide when responding to the questions. (Although note, that some degree of comparison/referencing of museums and case studies besides those directly cited in the subject materials is fine, just so long as the examples/references cited are relevant and can be used to shed further light on the issue at hand.) Footnotes and bibliography are not required.
Answer all three of the questions below. Answers should be set out in extended, brief essay format. Each answer should be more or less around 700 words in length max (e.g. ca. 2 pages of text) to make up a total of ca. 2100 words max. Some variation between lengths of response is fine – e.g. if you feel one question needs a little more emphasis than the others – just so long as you make sure that you give due weight and consideration to each of the three questions in turn.
1. What is the difference between a museum and a gallery? What do the two words mean in relation to each other?
2. How were Kunst and Wunderkammers organised and displayed and what ideas did their owners attempt to convey through them?
3. Should the Parthenon Sculptures be returned to Greece or retained in the British Museum, London? Give reasons for your point of view.