The opening of the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA) in January 2011 will be one of the most significant cultural events in Tasmania’s history.
The University of Tasmania has partnered with MONA to present a Work Integrated Learning Spring Semester unit, Fronting MONA, that will introduce students to a range of duties and responsibilities necessary for work in art museums and galleries.
In particular, this unit will use MONA as an example of what art museums can be, and, in consideration of MONA’s opening in January 2011, will prepare students for potential employment as museum invigilators with MONA (the front of house team – who will be the first point of contact for visitors).
The Spring Semester unit, Fronting MONA: invigilating Australia’s largest private museum*, will run from 29 November 2010 to 28 January 2011, with a break for Christmas and New Year.
During this unit, students will visit the MONA site, and have access to curators, artworks and special talks by some of the artists whose work is in the MONA collection. Students who pass the unit will qualify for placement on MONA’s employment register, from which MONA will employ staff. It should be noted, however, that employment of staff is at the discretion of
Applications for enrolment are required by Friday 19 November 2010. Students enrolled at UTAS in 2010 may be eligible for a HECS-free scholarship for this unit^.
Please contact Olivia Bowman at the Tasmanian School of Art for an application form:
Phone: (03) 6226 4304
*FSA200/300 Complementary Study
^ A HECS-scholarship for concurrent Diploma Studies is available to students who have, or will have, an enrolment in both a degree program and a Diploma in Fine Art and Design, and who are eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place. It entitles eligible students to a HECS scholarship for the units in the Diploma. For more information please visit the HECS scholarship site
Published on: 11 Nov 2010 11:40am
Authorised by the Executive Director, Student Centre