KULMI3215 - Museology and heritage learning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

Museums and other cultural heritage institutions are learning arenas. The course provides insight into the development of museums, and their role and functions with a focus on learning. The course provides knowledge of relevant museological and heritage learning theories and allows students to gain insight into museum practice through present-day examples from the museum and heritage field. The course provides students with an understanding of today's museum field, and opportunities to apply gained theoretical knowledge in the discussion of heritage learning projects, exhibitions and digital tools.     

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:


The candidate

  • has knowledge of museological and heritage learning theory
  • has knowledge of the organization and functions of museums in society
  • has insight in museums and other heritage institutions as places of learning.


The candidate

  • has training in analyzing museums' and other heritage institutions' role and functions in different fields of society.
  • has training in reflecting on and discussing professional and ethical dilemmas concerning museum management, exhibition practices and other uses of cultural heritage for learning purposes.

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, seminars, guided tours and excursions. Compulsory activities: One week intensive training course at Jamtli, Östersund, Sweden.

Compulsory assignments

  • One week intensive training course at Jamtli, Östersund – Sweden.

Specific conditions

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

Required previous knowledge

Bachelor's degree in cultural heritage management or equivalent approved education.

Course materials

Reading list.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2022

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Archaeology
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 UTS Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 100/100 INSPERA
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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