University: University of Alexandria

Faculty: Faculty of Arts

Department: Department of Greek and Roman Archaeology and Studies, Museum Studies Program, MA

Course Description

 

1.Basic Information

Course code:

Course Title: Special Topic/s in Museology

Academic Program: Museum Studies Program, MA in Museum Studies

Course Type:          Compulsory                                                    Elective  

Hours/week: 4     theoretical:  2      practical:  4

Credit Hours: 4

2.Course Aims

This course aims to:

As Free Course for choosing any Topic concerning Museology to research in and to discuss.

3.Intended Learning Outcomes

a. Knowledge and Understanding

After the course, students should be able to know:

·       How he think through reading in the field

·       How to choose a subject for research.

b. Intellectual Skills

After the course, students should be aware of:

How to write and introduce his choose topic in Museology.

c. Professional Skills

After the course, students would be able to:

Prepare and present what is required for museum job.

d.     General & Transferable skills

After this course, students should be able to:

How to present and discuss his Topic with his colleagues topics.

4. Course Contents

Topics covered by this course include:

- Many Aspects of Museology

 

5. Teaching and Learning Methods

·       A series of digital documents and Internet links form a basic essential toolbox for Museum curators and managers.

·       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

-        Lectures

-        Discussions

-        Individual activities

-        Group and researches and presentations

-        Visits to museums and archaeological sites.

7. Students Assessment

a. Assessment methods

Students' presentations, report, quiz and writing topic.

b. Assessment schedule and weight

Assessment

week

% of total mark

Presentation by the students.

5

10%

Report a visit to the a Museum of Antiquities

8

10%

Quiz

10

10%

Writing his Topic

14

10%

Final Exam

15

60%

8. List of References

a. Core Readings:

Van Mensch, Peter (ed.) 1989: Museology as a scientific basis for the museum profession. in: Professionalising the Muses. Amsterdam: AHA Books, 85-95.

Van Mensch, Peter, Mejer-Van MenschLéontine2011: New Trends in Museology. Celsje: Museum of Recent History,15-33.

Stransky,ZhynekZhyslav 1980: Museology as a science (a thesis),in: Muséologia 15 XI, 33-40.

Pearce Susan 1991: Objects as Meaning, or Narrating the past,in: Pearce, S. (ed.),Objects of Knowledge, London,Athlone Press, 125-140.

Eaton Krauss, M. et al. (eds), 2010: Children’s Museum, Cairo, Dar el Kutub,(English/Arabic).

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

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

Haggag, M. &Gesché-Koning, N. (eds.) 2015: Squarring the Circle? Research, Museum, Public: A Common Engagement towards Effective Communication, Proceedings of the 13th International Meeting of ICOM, CECA & UMAC 2014, Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

Rice, 2003: Consuming Ancient Egypt, London, UCL Press.

Baligh, R. 2005: Museum Education in Egypt and in the world, in Bulletin of the Egyptian Museum 2 23-28.

b. Suggested readings:

Bruwier, M.-C. 2015: De la médiationégyptienne du patrimoinearchéologique au 21e siècle”, in Haggag, M. &Gesche-Koning, N. (eds.) 2015: Squarring the Circle? Research, Museum, Public: A Common Engagement towards Effective Communication, Proceedings of the 13th International Meeting of ICOM, CECA & UMAC 2014, Bibliotheca Alexandrina, 25-35.

c. 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

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

The Role of Museums Today

              

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

 

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

 

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

A tour of a tourist guide

9. Course Matrix for Achievement of Intended Learning Outcomes

Topic

week

Knowledge & Understanding

Intellectual Skills

Professional Skills

General & Transferable Skills

Definitions types of museums.

1

x

 

 

x

DefinitionsMuseum mission.

2

x

 

 

x

The ICOM code of ethics for museums.

3

x

 

 

x

The different ethical codes of the different countries related to their museums.

4

x

 

 

x

Museums and the society.

5

x

 

x

x

Presentations by the students

6

 

x

x

x

Role of modern Technology in museums

7

 

x

x

x

Collections and Exhibitions

8

 

x

x

x

Becoming a fair representative of your museum on both local and international levels.

9

x

x

 

x

National and International Legislations

10

 

 

x

x

Museum relationship with the community of specialists, media and the community at large.

11

 

x

x

x

Relationship between the various categories of people working in a museum.

12

 

x

x

x

Principles of documenting museum diaries and management processes.

13

x

x

x

 

Conveying the museum’s mission.

14

 

x

x

x

Final Exam

15