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Indicative Module Content:
• Be conversant with the development of the museum of modern art from the early 19th century to the present.
• Have a critical understanding of how the art museum reflects wider social and cultural imperatives in the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries.
• Be able to distinguish and explain the difference the modern and the post-modern museum.
• Be able to assess the relationship between the museum, the nation state and the city.
• Understand why and how artists have challenged the authority of the museum.
Museums of contemporary art in 19th century: Musée du Luxembourg
Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery of Modern Art
The Curatorial and Collection Policies of MOMA, New York.
Museums and colonialism - Dublin's Museum Quarter
The Post-modernist/Contemporary Art Museum
IMMA - its history and rationale
|Student Effort Type||Hours|
|Specified Learning Activities||
|Autonomous Student Learning||
Not applicable to this module.
|Description||Timing||Component Scale||% of Final Grade|
|Continuous Assessment: Participation in classes throughout the semester.||Throughout the Trimester||n/a||Graded||No||
|Essay: 3000 word essay||Week 12||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Presentation: Presentation on prescribed topic - 20 minutes.||Varies over the Trimester||n/a||Graded||Yes||
|Resit In||Terminal Exam|
• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
Feedback on presentation will be given individually during the semester, post-assessment. Feedback on end of term essay will be after examination process.
|Professor Kathleen James-Chakraborty||Lecturer / Co-Lecturer|