Indigenous Material Culture-Objects and Their Journey - ATSI2003

Faculty: DVC (A) Board of Studies

School: Nura Gili

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: 30 units of credit at Level 1

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

Available for General Education: Yes (more info)

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The focus of this course is on the role of museums, art galleries and cultural centres in the display and representation of Indigenous peoples and their cultures. The course begins with a critical introduction to heritage of both pre-contact and contact Australia and its relationship to perpetuating myths through the study and display of Indigenous material culture. Disciplines of anthropology, ethnography, archaeology and museology are examined. Particular attention is given to material culture and the politics of display in museums and keeping places. Students undertake an excursion to a local museum and participate in interactive seminar discussion as part of this course.

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