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VAM5021 - Beyond the Museum: Institutions and Insurrections

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: Anne Marsh


Not offered in 2007


The unit will consider the ways in which contemporary artists and theorists have attempted to reform the structure of the art institution. Alternative art practices and spaces in Australia. The development of arts policy in Australia after the formation of the Australia Council in 1968. How various alternative modes of art challenged the museum structure. Marxist and feminist initiatives which attempted to 'democratise' the art world. The concept of the 'global village'.


Seminar paper (3000 words): 25%
Seminar paper (3000 words): 35%
Research essay (4000 words): 40%

Contact hours

2.5 hours per week