LBAS3001 - Archives and museums – history and development


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation form Weighting Duration Examination aids Grade deviation
Home examination 40/100 2 days ALLE
Assignment 60/100 ALLE

Course content

The course provides an introduction to the history and theoretical foundation of archives and collections; archival institutions and museums.

This course, and/or LBAS3002, may be replaced by other courses from the following faculties at NTNU or the equivalent at other Norwegian universities: Faculty of Humanities, Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, or by courses at universities abroad. The purpose of this option is not to to apply credits earned previously, but to offer students an alternative to the LBAS-courses within the same term.

Learning outcome

The student has general knowledge about
- the history of archives and collections
- the historical development of archival institutions and museums as cultural and social phenomena.
- the major theories of scholars in the field of archives and collections in the 20th century.

Skills/applied knowledge:

The student

- knows how to find information in books and articles about the history and theory of archives and collections, and how to write an academic text on the matter.

General competency:
The student
- can account for and discuss museums and archival institutions today on the basis of the history of their development.

Compulsory assignments

  • Compulsory assignments according to course description
  • 2 opponent comments
  • First draft

Further on evaluation

Required course work
The course has one required assignment:
- A first draft of the term-paper must be handed in at mid-term to be assessed by the course instrustor. The required assignment will not be graded but assessed on a pass/fail basis. If a student fails in the first attempt, an improved version of the assignment must be handed in within a week of the assessment. The required assignments must be passed before the student can write the course exam.

1. Term paper uploaded to Inspera
2. A home exam (2 day duration)

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.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Archive and collection management (LTARKIV)

Course materials

A final version of the reading list will be posted on Blackboard before the start of the semester.

More on the course



Version: A
Credits:  15.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2020

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Social Sciences
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education



Examination arrangement: Home examination and Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation form Weighting Examination aids Date Time Digital exam Room *
Autumn ORD Home examination 40/100 ALLE

Release 2020-12-10

Submission 2020-12-11

Release 09:00

Submission 15:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Home examination 40/100 ALLE
Room Building Number of candidates
Autumn ORD Assignment 60/100 ALLE

Release 2020-12-04

Submission 2020-12-18

Release 09:00

Submission 14:00

Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 60/100 ALLE
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.

For more information regarding registration for examination and examination procedures, see "Innsida - Exams"

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