University: University of Alexandria

Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department: Department of Greek and Roman Archaeology and Studies, Museum Studies Program, Professional Diploma

Course Description

1. Basic Information

Course code:

Course Title: Museum and Heritage Education

Academic Program: Museum Studies Program, Professional Diploma in Museum Studies

Course Type:          Compulsory                                                    Elective

Hours/week: 3     theoretical:  2      practical:  2

Credit Hours: 3

2. Course Aims

This course aims to:

Cover a foreword to the World Heritage Globalisation, with a focus on the Egyptian patrimony, the role of the UNESCO and UnescoWorkd Heritage Sites in Egypt and the Egyptian institutions such as Cultnat (Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage; an overview of Egyptian museums abroad and the diversity of museums in Egypt; an outline on Values and Ethics in Museology; a set of tools and techniques to manage collections; an introduction to Museum Education.

A field experience will constitute the last session of this course.

3. Intended Learning Outcomes

a. Knowledge and Understanding

Prerequisite knowledge and skills: knowledge of Egyptian History (from Pharaonic times to contemporary period).

After the course, Students are able to:

-        Decode the issues of Museum and Heritage Education (tangible and intangible Heritage)

-        Observe and comment different practices in cultural Education

b. Intellectual Skills

Identify the main leading characteristics (draughts) of the learning strategies developed by learners in Museums

c. Professional Skills

Managing and planning museum education

Discuss and valuate the program of active Cultural Education for a specific audience

·       Code of ethics for Museums

d. General & Transferable skills

Teaching in Museums

4. Course Contents

Topics covered by this course include:

1. Egyptian Art in danger (Pharaonic, Greek and Roman, coptic, Islamic) and role of Museum Education

Deal with specific problems connected with planning, designing, implementation of Cultural and Education in Egyptian Museums and on Heritage Sites. After analyzes and debates on learning methods observed in situ, the Students get familiar with key issues of the function and experience of Cultural Museum and Heritage Educator.

2. Fakes, copies, pastiches castings

3. Ethnographic Museums (e.g. The Egyptian Geographical Society Museum)

4. Sociological, cultural and organizational approaches of different Museums and Heritage Sites: issues and prospects

Tour guiding and ways of addressing to the different ranks of audience (children, teenagers, adults, physically challenged people)

 

5. Teaching and Learning Methods

- A series of digital documents and Internet links form a basic essential toolbox for Museum curators and managers (some are provided in the "readings").

Documents: portfolio containing papers of various authors dedicated to the topics of the Course

-        Museography case studies

6. Teaching and Learning Methods for Students of Limited Capabilities

- Activation staff office hours.

- Additional revisions of previously taught topics and difficult parts of the course..

- Providing a summary of previous course aspects as well as a short introduction to each topic before discussing in class.

7. Students Assessment

a. Assessment methods

Exercise : acquisition file, deaccessioning file

Practical work: marking of works

Practical work: condition report

Exercise : Creating and writing a item file

Workshop: Creating a database with Filemaker pro

 Practical work : creating a classification scheme for the museum documentation

b. Assessment schedule and weight

Assessment

week

% of total mark

Exercise : acquisition file, deaccessioning file

1

5%

Practical work: marking of works

3

5%

Practical work: condition report

4

10%

Exercise : Creating and writing a item file

10

5%

Workshop: Creating a database with Filemaker pro

12

5%

Practical work : creating a classification scheme for the museum documentation

13

10%

Final Exam

15

60%

8. List of References

  1.  Core readings:

- M. Eaton Krauss, B. Fay, P. Gasperetty, E. Cuming (Eds), Children’s Museum, Cairo, Dar el Kutub,n°10850/2010, 2010. (English/Arabic)

O. El Daly, “What do tourists learn of Egypt?”, in S. McDonald, M. Rice (Eds), Consuming Ancient Egypt, London, Institute of Archaeology, University College, 2003, p. 139-150.

W. El Saddik, Let’s visit… The Nubia Museum – An introduction for children, their families, and friends (with the participation of UNESCO).

M. Haggag, “Museum in Educational Bodies in Egypt: A Case Study of the Antiquities’Museum of the Faculty of Arts, Alexandria University”, in International Meeting of ICOM CECA & UMAC 2014: Squarring the Circle? Research, Museum, Public: A Common Engagement towards Effective Communication (Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center), Proceedings edited by M. Haggag& N. Gesché-Koning, 2015, p. 19-23.

F. Haikal, “Egypt’s Past Regenerated by its Own People”, in S. McDonald, M. Rice, Consuming Ancient Egypt, London, UCL Press, 2003, p. 123-138.

R. Baligh, “Museum Education in Egypt and in the world”, in Bulletin of the Egyptian Museum 2 (2005), p. 23-28.

  1.  Suggested readings:

M.-C. Bruwier, “De la médiationégyptienne du patrimoinearchéologique au 21e siècle”, in International Meeting of ICOM CECA & UMAC 2014: Squarring the Circle? Research, Museum, Public: A Common Engagement towards Effective Communication (Bibliotheca Alexandrina Conference Center), Proceedings edited by M. Haggag& N. Gesché-Koning, 2015, p.25-35.

J.-J. Fiechter, Egyptian Fakes Masterpieces That Duped the Art World and the Experts Who Uncovered Them, Paris, Flammarion, 2009

  1.  Periodicals, websites, etc.

Running a Museum : a practical Handbook (ICOM 2004)
http://unesdoc.unesco.org/images/0014/001410/141067e.pdf

ICOM Code of Ethics for Museums  (ICOM 2006)
http://icom.museum/fileadmin/user_upload/pdf/Codes/code_ethics2013_eng.pdf

Key concepts of Museology (ICOM / Armand Colin 2010)
http://icom.museum/uploads/tx_hpoindexbdd/Museologie_Anglais_BD.pdf

"Witness the past: education programs for the public and CH professionals on illicit trafficking of antiquities"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c-j40SFNUJQ

Module 7.1- The Role of Museums in Society 5 :51

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cjx1F-N3YbQ

The Role of Museums Today 2 :33

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxMxP83iXNM

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBJzFjCnMgQ

GoTravelEgpyt’s tour guide at the Egyptian Museum on dream TV           4 :39

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfBKnRlAdTs 1 :51

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7XzwH1L082Y

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1gFuEvTTjQY

A tour of a tourist guide               13 :45

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YDQSe9Si9pI

Travel Advice : How to Become a Tour Guide     1 :41

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qTs8HcGM8A8

 

Nile Cruise What do Egyptian tour guides want

9. Course Matrix for Achievement of Intended Learning Outcomes

Topic

week

Knowledge & Understanding

Intellectual Skills

Professional Skills

General & Transferable Skills

Cover a foreword to the World Heritage Globalisation, with a focus on the Egyptian patrimony

1

x

 

 

x

the role of the UNESCO and Unesco Workd Heritage Sites in Egypt

2

x

 

 

 

Egyptian institutions such as Cultnat (Center for Documentation of Cultural and Natural Heritage); an overview of Egyptian museums abroad and the diversity of museums in Egypt.

3

x

x

x

 

An outline on Values and Ethics in Museology; a set of tools and techniques to manage collections; an introduction to Museum Education.

4

 

x

x

x

Egyptian Art in danger (Pharaonic, Greek and Roman, coptic, Islamic) and role of Museum Education

Deal with specific problems connected with planning, designing, implementation of Cultural and Education in Egyptian Museums and on Heritage Sites.

5

x

x

x

x

key issues of the function and experience of Cultural Museum and Heritage Educator.

6

x

 

 

x

After analyzes and debates on learning methods observed in situ, the Students get familiar with , copies, pastiches castings

7

 

x

x

x

Ethnographic Museums (e.g. The Egyptian Geographical Society Museum)

8

x

x

x

 

Presentations by the students

9

 

 

 

 

Sociological, cultural and organizational approaches of different Museums and Heritage Sites: issues and prospects

10

 

x

 

x

Tour guiding and ways of addressing to the different ranks of audience (children, teenagers, adults, physically challenged 1

11

 

x

x

x

Tour guiding and ways of addressing to the different ranks of audience (children, teenagers, adults, physically challenged 2

12

 

x

x

x

Quiz

13

 

 

 

 

Final report for the role of museums in Education

14

 

 

 

 

Final Exam

15