VAM4021 - Beyond the museum: Institutions and insurrections - 2017

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Art, Design and Architecture

Organisational Unit

Department of Fine Arts


Anne Marsh

Not offered in 2017


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 (2500 words): 25% + Seminar paper (2500 words): 35% + Essay (3500 words): 40%

Workload requirements

Workload is 2.5 hours per week

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