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Museology

BIRCHAM INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY

Faculty of Arts & Humanities



Faculty of Arts & Humanities

 

MODULE: Museology

Program delivered by distance learning higher education up to a maximum of 21 credits. This module may be combined or completed with other online university courses from this faculty.

 

DESCRIPTION: Museology

This program introduces museology and museum management, with special emphasis on the management of human and fiscal resources, collections, facilities, and information. It provides fundamental insights into museums; their social and cultural context; their history; the influence of information technology; their constantly changing role, contemporary exhibitions, and of museums as complex organizations.

 

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 Academic Credits):

1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Museum Specimen Documentation
Museum Conservation & Curation
Museum Exhibitions & Operations
Museum Collection Management
Museum Legal & Ethical Issues
Cultural Resources Management
Museum Management

 

DISTANCE EDUCATION DEGREE SUPERVISOR: Patricia Aja Sánchez
More information about this supervisor and instructors at Bircham University Human Network.

 

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DISTANCE LEARNING DEGREE PROGRAMS: Museology

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's and Ph.D. (Doctor) Programs. This distance learning degree program is designed at the postgraduate level – Master’s or Doctoral. This module may be easily adapted to complete the Specialist, Expert or Bachelor’s adult degree program requirements. A further option is the enrollment into the online university courses listed in this module.

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma in Museology (21 Academic Credits)
Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of 7 courses from this specialization module in Museology.

 

Bachelor's Degree (B.A., B.S., B.B.A.) in Museology (130 Academic Credits)
21 credits for 7 Specialization Courses in Museologydistance learning higher education.
+ 60 credits in General Education may be transferred from previous education and experience for the completion of this distance learning degree.
+ 49 credits or 16 additional online university courses that may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree (M.B.A., M.S., M.A.) in Museology (35~50 Academic Credits)
21 credits for 7 Specialization Courses in Museologydistance learning higher education.
+ 13 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Final Project.
+ Some additional online university courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Doctorate (Doctor Ph.D. Degree) in Museology (45~70 Academic Credits)
21 credits for 7 Specialization Courses in Museologydistance learning higher education.
+ 18 credits that correspond to research methodology and the Thesis.
+ Some additional online university courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities from Bircham International University if required. This selection must to be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

 

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

This program is delivered by traditional correspondence instruction. Bircham International University will send to your address the physical program suggested textbooks. You will be requested to write 20 to 35 pages reports about these books. You submit these reports by email or mail. The reports are the course exams. Bircham International University will evaluate your required written work. If passed, you will earn the degree from Bircham International University. Read BIU Distance Learning Higher Education Study Guide for more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring and evaluation.

 

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LANGUAGE OF STUDY:

Book and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.

 

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ADMISSION PROCESS: Distance Education University

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

Students enrolling into this distance learning degree program should be aware that:

1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this online diploma.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning degree program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this online university degree.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any online university course.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education adult degree program.
 

 

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SUBJECT COURSES: Museology

Each subject accounts for 3 credits.

 

Each of the following subjetcs may be studied as a continuing education course.

 

Museum Specimen Documentation

This course addresses the issues encountered in the administrative work of museums. It reviews museum specimen documentation and research approaches, including technological and raw material analyses, classification, contextual studies, and esthetic studies.

Instructor: Patricia Aja Sánchez

 

Museum Conservation & Curation

This course studies museum conservation problems for specimens of all types. It explores fundamental collection documentation and research as well as preventive conservation, storage, and other special curation projects.

Instructor: Patricia Aja Sánchez

 

Museum Exhibitions & Operations

This course explores designing hypothetical museums considering elements such as architectural plan, staffing plan, budgets, security system, records system, conservation, educational plan, visitor-based design factors, policy making, and community relations. It reviews critical issues in the planning, design, preparation, and installation of museum exhibits.

Instructor: Patricia Aja Sánchez

 

Museum Collection Management

This course discusses the theory and practice of collection management in museums. It covers topics such as identification, cataloging, fumigation, storage, cleaning, inventory, and specimen preparation for exhibition.

Instructor: Patricia Aja Sánchez

 

Museum Legal & Ethical Issues

This course surveys the legal and ethical issues regarding international and national museum operations, including the control and movement of cultural property, artistic and intellectual rights and copyright, concepts of patrimony and issues of repatriation, as well as other relevant policies and regulations.

Instructor: Patricia Aja Sánchez

 

Cultural Resources Management

This course examines the key issues of cultural resource management. Topics include the role in environmental permitting, inventory and significance evaluation of resources, project impacts and design of mitigation measures, consultation with government agencies and tribal organizations, and related issues in museum management.

Instructor: Patricia Aja Sánchez

 

Museum Management

This course starts discussing real-life situations encountered in museum management to draw upon a wider management theory as deemed appropriate. Topics include creative management in museums, visionary leadership, the challenge of managing volunteers in museums, and the consequences of ineffective museum management.

Instructor: Patricia Aja Sánchez

 

 

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Professionally recognized and validated degrees.

Accredited (Non USA CHEA). International legalization available.

Non formal and independent education.

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