KULMI3215 - Museology and heritage learning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination
Grade: Letters

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

Course content

The course focuses on the development of museums and their functions within society today as places of learning. Using theoretical perspectives from the interdisciplinary fields of museology and heritage studies as a starting point, the course gives insight in and discusses a series of practical examples of heritage and learning.

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 and of the organization and functions within the museum field.
- 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 function in different fields of society.
- has training in communicating on heritage issues and a basis for reflecting on and discussing professional and ethical dilemmas concerning running of museums, exhibition practices and other uses of cultural heritage.

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

Exam registration requires that class registration is approved in the same semester. 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 2021

No.of lecture hours: 2

Language of instruction: -

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Cultural Heritage Management
  • Archaeology
Contact information
Course coordinator: Lecturer(s):

Department with academic responsibility
Institutt for historiske og klassiske studier



Examination arrangement: Home examination

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam 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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