INTRODUCTION TO MUSEOLOGY
Code: 31067
ECTS: 6
Departament: Department of Social Sciences and Management
Field of Study: Heritage Studies
Keywords:
    Museums
    Conservation
    Heritage
Teacher:
Pedro Flor
Área Científica: Art History.
E-mail: pflor@uab.pt

Course Description:
This course unit introduces the phenomenon of museum studies in Portugal. The course unit analyses the situation of the different historical contexts from the birth of the first private collections until the exhibit of objects in public museums. It also provides basic notions of conservation and preservation, as well as general notions of museography. Finally, it discusses the typology and internal organization of Portuguese museums.


Competences:
• Understanding the main issues concerning collectionism and museology in Portugal during modern and contemporary times;
• Identifying the main principles underlying Museology: its typology, organics and heritage preservation.


Contents:
• From the collections to the museums: for a history of collectionism and museums in Portugal;
• Types of museums;
• Notions of museography;
• The organization of museums;
• Museological notions of conservation and preservation.


Bibliography:
ROCHA-TRINDADE, Maria Beatriz, (coord.), Iniciação à Museologia, Lisboa, Universidade Aberta, 1993.


Format:
E-learning.


Workload (hours): 156
Contact Hours: 15

Assessment:
Continuous assessment is privileged: 2 or 3 digital written documents (e-folios) during the semester (40%) and a presence-based final exam (p-folio) in the end of the semester (60%). In due time, students can alternatively choose to perform one final presence-based exam (100%).


Comments:
Students are required to have access to a computer with Internet connection and an e-mail address as well as to have computer literacy from the users' perspective.


Language(s) of Instruction: Portuguese.

Contact for virtual mobility students: Communication and International Relations Office – gcri@uab.pt