Postgraduate Course: University Art Collections Project (HIAR11086)
|School||Edinburgh College of Art
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This University of Edinburgh Art Collections Project course is a practice-led course designed to engage students in the research and display of aspects of the university collections of paintings, drawings, sculpture, prints, rare books, archives, photographs, material and visual culture. Talbot Rice has provided a space for student displays using objects from university collections. Student research will involve suitable choice of objects for display, attendant research, assessment of object conservation, assessment of technical requirements for display, assessment of publicity requirements, and audience engagement projects such as gallery talks. Student display projects will go on display as part of Talbot Rice¿s programme for the general public, thus engaging students directly in the work of a gallery exhibition programme. Students may also undertake research that feeds into the University Collections acquisitions programme, thus assisting in the ongoing development of the collections. They will learn to work collaboratively with curatorial and academic staff and with their peer working group.
Tailored to student interests at start of academic year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2014/15, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Group work by peer assessment - 10%
Curatorial display (with portfolio) - 10%
Individually researched and written student report (3000 words)- 80%
|No Exam Information
| Students gain first-hand experience of working with collections in a curatorial capacity. They learn to use research for the purpose of display for the general public. They undertake research that can actively inform an understanding of institutional collections in a historical context and with regard to future acquisitions. Students gain direct experience of mounting displays for the public out of university collections, and first-hand with objects. Students gain valuable experience in collections work that may prepare them for future vocational study.
Aims of the course:
Give students a direct working knowledge of a major university collection
Give students relevant curatorial experience with collections research and display
Provide experience in collections management and display
Provide training in communicating academic research to the general public
Engage students in preparing academic research for public dissemination through gallery display.
Give students practical experience in preparing works of art for public display (overseeing conservation status and publicity)
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||Communication of academic research to the general public.
|Course organiser||Dr Genevieve Warwick
Tel: (0131 6)50 4111
|Course secretary||Miss Lizzie Robertson
Tel: (0131 6)51 5852
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