KULMI2300 - Introduction to Museology


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Home examination 100/100 4 days

Course content

The course provides a broad, theory-based introduction to the museum sector and the research field of museology. Focusing on museum ethics as well as on exhibition productions and other forms of museal outreach activities, the course also gives attention to other important museum activities. Whereas the course centres on museums of cultural history, it also includes other types of museums and heritage centres. Excursions to different museums give the students insights into the museum practice and provide present-day examples, which they may study by using museological theories and current problematics in museum ethics.

Learning outcome

A candidate who passes this course is expected to have the following learning outcome according to the course curriculum, defined as knowledge and skills:

Knowledge, the candidate:

  • Has a good overview of the international museum and exhibition history.
  • Has a good overview of basic functions in museum practice.
  • Has good knowledge about museum ethics with international codes and current discussions.
  • Has knowledge about museological theory and history.
  • Has knowledge about laws, guidelines and other official documents governing the museum sector in Norway.

Skills, the candidate:

  • Has experience in conducting analyses of museum exhibitions and other museal outreach activities.
  • Has skills in reflecting upon and discussing professional and ethical dilemmas related to museum practice.
  • Has experience in critically using museum ethics in and by means of international codes and current discussions.
  • Has been trained in writing academic presentations and in contributing to qualified discussions about museum ethics and museum and exhibition practices.
  • Has acquired basic demand competence within the museum field.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, excursions, seminars and project work. Compulsory term assignments, individual and in group.

Compulsory assignments: group assignments and individual term assignment.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignment
  • Assignment

Further on evaluation

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Specific conditions

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Required previous knowledge


Course materials

See reading list

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
HIST2370 15.0 SPRING 2006
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Version: 1
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Intermediate course, level II


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • History
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Historical and Classical Studies


Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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