Cultural Treasures of London - A Journey Through Time, Short Course | Queen Mary University of London | London, United Kingdom
22 days
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Through visits to ten of London’s most important institutions, this module will examine the development of how institutions curate culture from Renaissance ‘cabinets of curiosities’ to the modern ‘white cube’ gallery space. Learn more with the Cultural Treasures of London - A Journey Through Time programme from Queen Mary University of London.

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Overview

The Cultural Treasures of London - A Journey Through Time programme from  Queen Mary University of London will equip students with the historical, theoretical, and practical knowledge necessary for studying culture through institutional collections. 

The class will analyse the techniques and practices museums use to collect, organise, and display their objects; we will consider the messages these institutions send through their architecture, patronage, and methods of display; and we will delve into some of the most important issues affecting cultural institutions today like decolonisation, repatriation, and social impact. 

Aside from the introductory class, the module will take place off campus, with seminar groups visiting a different institution in each meeting.

Learning outcomes: 

On completion of the module, students can expect to have acquired: 

  • Identify the role played by museums as institutional and educational bodies, both historically and in the present.
  • Discuss primary and secondary source material related to the study of museums. 
  • Critically evaluate the methods and theories used to analyse museums, their objects, and their displays.
  • Carry out in-depth independent research on a chosen topic in museology or museum history and apply key concepts to the critical analysis of displays. 
  • Evaluate, critique, and debate the way museums present themselves and their collections.   
  • Demonstrate how discipline-specific theories or approaches may be applied in broader cultural contexts. 

Programme Structure

Course aims

  • To introduce students to London’s museum collections.
  • To present a critical overview of the key theories, approaches, and debates relevant to museums, their collections, and their displays.
  • To provide opportunities for students to apply and examine these theories, approaches, and debates during class sessions in a variety of museum spaces.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 22 days

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Credits

15 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
92

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • You must be 18 years of age or older to join the summer school.
  • You must have completed High School. We will accept a high school qualification from most countries. Depending on the grading system we would look for the equivalent of an average grade of 70 - 75%, 3.3 GPA or a B+ average.
  • If you are already at University and your home institution uses the four-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale, we usually require a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • If your home institution uses the letter scale, we normally require a B+ average
  • If your home institution uses the UK scale, we usually require a 2:1 minimum
  • If your home institution uses a percentage scale, we usually require 65% to 85% average and this will vary by country
  • An IELTS score of 7 or higher, for the majority of courses
  • An IELTS score of 6.5 or higher for science-based courses
  • A TOEFL iBT score of 92 or higher
  • CET4 - 550 or CET 6 - 493
  • A degree taught in English within the last five years*

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    2415 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2415 GBP for the full programme during 22 days.
  • National

    2415 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2415 GBP for the full programme during 22 days.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
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