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Curatorial Practice FSA306


Contemporary curatorial practice tests the limits of exhibition-making, bringing audiences, artists, objects, sites and platforms into new, evolving forms. This unit introduces critical contemporary debates and developments in curatorial studies and the ecologies of cultural heritage, and poses timely questions about inclusion, engagement and ethics. Engaging with a broad range of cultural institutions and organisations, from small artist-run initiatives through to large state and national museums, the unit has a particular interest in regional arts as a space of challenge and opportunity. Preparing learners to practice in the Galleries, Libraries, Archives, and Museums (GLAM) sector, you will generate a self-initiated and self-directed exhibition and learning program that responds to industry and community needs.


Unit name Curatorial Practice
Unit code FSA306
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Discipline Arts
Coordinator Doctor Karen Hall
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse debates and positions in contemporary curatorial practices in the GLAM sector
  • Identify and critique regional, national, and international variations in curatorial practices and funding
  • Apply disciplinary skills of collaboration and engagement with industry partners to present critically persuasively work to external agencies.
  • Demonstrate the development of an ethical and culturally sensitive approach to curatorial practice

Fee Information

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25 credit points at Intermediate level


Teaching Pattern

Weekly online 2hr tutorials

AssessmentTask 1: Exhibition Review (15%)|Task 4: Weekly Interactive Activities (15%)|Task 2: Exhibition Pitch (30%)|Task 3: Curatorial Writing Folio (40%)
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