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ARTH4006P Art History and Curatorship IV Honours (S)

Later Year Course

Offered By School of Cultural Inquiry
Academic Career Undergraduate
Course Subject Art History
Offered in First Semester, 2013, Second Semester, 2013, First Semester, 2014, and Second Semester, 2014
Unit Value Range 12 units to 24 units
Course Description

For the full Honours program and course description please contact the relevant Honours Convenor (see

Indicative Assessment

(a) A research thesis focused on an approved curatorial topic of 15,000 words; 40%.
(b) Either two one-semester courses or a Gallery/ Museum Internship of two semester’s duration and one one-semester course; each 30%. In 2012 the semester course topics will be:

First Semester
Lecturer: Prof Sasha Grishin
Assessment: Seminar papers and essays; 30%.

Second Semester
Lecturer: Dr Elisabeth Findlay
Assessment: Seminar papers and essays; 30%


Students are expected to consult with the honours course convenor about their choice of thesis topic, and are required to seek approval for their topics and arrange supervision with a member of staff. 


Two years part time. 

Students may commence Art History and Curatorship IV (Honours) in the second semester.

Areas of Interest Art History
Preliminary Reading

1. Shelley, M, The Care and Handling of Art Objects, Abrams, New York, 1987
2. Thompson, J M A (ed.), Manual of Curatorship: A Guide to Museum Practice, 2nd edition, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 1992
3. Schubert, Karsten, The Curator's egg: the evolution of the museum concept from the French Revolution to the present day, One Off Press, London 2000.
4. Rigg, Judith (ed.), Issues in Curating Contemporary Art and Performance, Bristol, UK, 2007.

Other Information

Gallery/Museum Internships

Two semester duration, starting either first or second semester
Coordinator: Dr Andrew Montana

In collaboration with the National Gallery of Australia, the National Library of Australia and other Canberra institutions, a system of internships has been established whereby, as part of the course for their degree or diploma, selected students may undertake curatorial work at the approved art gallery and museum under host institution supervision. Honours IV, GradDip, MA (coursework) and PhD students are eligible to apply. Available intern positions in specific curatorial areas and institutions will be advertised in Art History towards the end of the preceding semester.

Academic Contact Dr Andrew Montana

The information published on the Study at ANU 2013 website applies to the 2013 academic year only. All information provided on this website replaces the information contained in the Study at ANU 2012 website.

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