Dissertation: MBA Museum Management
Art History and Theory
Postgraduate: Level 7
Thursday 03 October 2019
Friday 26 June 2020
12 August 2019
Requisites for this module
The Final Project is a dissertation of c. 15,000 words in length, which focuses on an issue related to museum management, broadly defined. The goal is not to simply 'describe' an institution, organisation or practice, but to shed new light on the issue through a rigorous and creative analysis of data, both textual and visual. Additionally, the project should demonstrate a student's ability to bring ideas from the business world to bear on museum/gallery sector.
The topic for the project must be agreed upon in advance with the student's PGT Director/dissertation supervisor.
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By the end of the module students should also have acquired a set of transferable skills, and in particular be able to:
1. define the task in which they are engaged and exclude what is irrelevant;
2. seek and organise the most relevant discussions and sources of information;
3. process a large volume of diverse and sometimes conflicting arguments;
4. write and present verbally a succinct, precise account of these arguments, their underlying assumptions, and implications;
5. be sensitive to the positions of others and communicate their own views in ways that are accessible to them;
6. think 'laterally' and creatively - see interesting connections and possibilities and present these clearly rather than as vague hunches;
7. maintain intellectual flexibility and revise their own position if shown wrong;
8. think critically and constructively.
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This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Art History staff
Initial contact is Wendy Williams, Graduate Administrator (SPAH), email wgill (Non essex users should add @essex.ac.uk to create the full email address), tel 01206 872705
Dr H Camilla Smith
University of Birmingham
Lecturer in Art History
Available via Moodle
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