Faculty of Arts

HUMS 300

Critiquing the museum


An introduction to the history and theory of museums, and to institutional collecting and the interpretation of culture. Focuses on the role of museums in colonisation and nation building, involvement in globalising processes as well as the opportunities museums offer for social advocacy.

For full course information see the Digital Course Outline for HUMS 300.

Digital Course Outlines are refreshed in November for the following year. Digital Course Outlines for courses to be offered for the first time may be published slightly later.

Availability 2022

Semester 2


Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Linda Tyler



Recommended Reading


The international handbooks of museum studies


Sharon Macdonald editor.; Helen Rees Leahy editor.; Credo Reference (Firm), distributor.


Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference, Chichester, West Sussex England : John Wiley & Sons Ltd. 2015., Boston, Massachusetts : Credo Reference. 2017. First edition..; [Enhanced Credo edition].




HUMS 300: 15.0 points


15 points in BA courses

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