Museums and Contemporary Issues

Module code: MU7558

This module brings together leading activist museum practitioners from the UK to discuss and examine how museums and galleries can engage with unfolding contemporary social issues. You’ll consider how the museum can be a site for activism, social justice, human rights and social change, exploring cutting-edge examples of practice and research. This module is suitable for anyone interested in the social and political role of museums in contemporary society.

Learning

  • 50 hours of lectures
  • 2 hours of tutorials
  • 10 hours of fieldwork
  • 88 hours of guided independent study

Assessment

  • Essay (100%)