Department of Museology

Post Graduate

Dept. data last updated on :29/11/2021

COURSE.NAME :

M. Sc. (Museology)

COURSE.SPEC :

Museology 

COURSE.NOS :

10

COURSE.DEGREE :

Bachlor's Degree with 55% Marks

COURSE.COURSE :

COURSE.JP :

COURSE.PEO :

To impart knowledge on conservation of cultural and natural heritage and equip the students for curatorial work, research and impart training in museums and education institutions.


COURSE.PO :

After completion of the course the students shall be able to understand:

 Definitions of Museums

 Differences between Museology and Museography

 Definitions and museum classification based on ICOM

 Major Museums of India and World

 History of Museum development, Museum collections worldwide and Professional ethics etc.

 Causes of deterioration of museum collection.

 The skills in the preservation techniques of natural history specimens.

 Preventive and curative conservation methods of deterioration.

 Fabrication Techniques of Natural History Specimens.

 Brief History of civilization.

 The significance of archaeology and history in the field of museology.

 Various concepts and history of archaeology and history.

 Remote Sensing and GIS in Exploration.

 Role of Museums in Anthropological & Ethnographical Studies.

 The functional requirements of Museums and planning museum building.

 Site selection process for Museum establishment.

 Requirement for conservation and preservation laboratories.

 Lay out of display area for establishment of new museum.

 Architecture of some Museum buildings in India and abroad.

 The preservation and conservation of artifacts with reference to natural history specimens using various techniques.

 Cleaning and conservation of Geological collection.

 Cleaning, Preservation and mounting of osteological collection.

 Taxidermy & Preparation of study skin and their mounting.

 Fabrication techniques for Natural History Specimens.

 Practical skill to handle Audio-Visual equipments used in Museums.

 Basic of photography, outdoor and indoor photography.

 Recordings of Audio commentaries and Gallery Talk.

 Audio recording in museums.

 Power point presentation etc.

 Planning and layout of museum display

 Different techniques used in preparation of various types of exhibitions and Dioramas.

 Museum lighting

 Colour scheme in Museums.

 Technology in Audience Research.

 The basic knowledge of habit and habitat of organism.

 Basics of Taxonomy and classification of organism.

 Identify/classify the biological specimens.

 History of Art.

 Fundamentals of Archaeology and Excavation.

 Dating Techniques of excavated materials.

 Research methodology and method of publications in Museums

 Field research, research policy, and ethics.

 Manuscripts, research papers, monograph, e-publication etc.

 Various factors affecting publications.

 Plagiarism and ethics of Publication

 Concept & Definition of heritage.

 Natural and cultural heritage.

 Tangible and Intangible heritage.

 Heritage tourism and role of museums in promoting heritage tourism etc.

 World heritage Conventions.

 Types of education.

 Various communicative and interpretive techniques and role of museums in Formal education.

 Various types of learning theories used in museums and outreach/extension activities.

 Mobile, Travelling Exhibition and associated activities.

 Various techniques of Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Properties.

 Metal cleaning.

 Conservation of paper, wood, skin, parchment, leather, bone, ivory etc.

 Ethics of Conservation

 Special technique for the conservation of mixed materials.

 Various tools, Techniques and considerations in management of different types of museums.

 Principles of museum management.

 Management of different functions of the museum.

 Methods and Management of Revenue generation.

 Security management.

 Management by objective (MBO) and SWOT Analysis.

 Definition, types & Scope of Intangible Heritage.

 UNESCO & ICOM initiative for safeguarding intangible heritage.

 Method & Tools for Documentation & Safe guarding of Intangible Natural and Cultural Heritage.

 Expressive Culture & Performing Arts (Music, Theatre, Dance & Festivals).

 Indigenous Traditional methods for safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage.

 The concept of marketing in museums.

 Principles and fundamentals of marketing.

 Factors that affect mix marketing (4 P’s)

 Financial management for non- profitable institution

 Significance of visitor studies in museum marketing.

 Various techniques and methods of collection.

 Documentation techniques used in museums such as manual documentation system, computer application in documentation.

 Collection policies and ethics,

 Safety and security of museum collection etc.

 International Treaties and Conventions (CITES, UNESCO etc.)

















COURSE.Accr :

Yes

COURSE.NAME :

Post M. Sc. Diploma in Museology

COURSE.SPEC :

COURSE.NOS :

05

COURSE.DEGREE :

COURSE.COURSE :

COURSE.JP :

Same as above + NGO Dealing with nature environment cultural heritage

COURSE.PEO :

COURSE.PO :

COURSE.Accr :

No