Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2020Year School/Graduate School Hiroshima University Museum
Lecture Code 87031001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 博物館資料論A(自然系)
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Theory of Museum Collection A
カワシマ タカムネ,ヤマサキ ヒロフミ,ヤマグチ トミオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  3Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (3T) Tues9-10:EDU L109
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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This class is mainly conducted in lecture style. We make explanations using the blackboard frequently. We will precede classes with distributed materials and slides as appropriate. 
Credits 1 Class Hours/Week   Language on Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 10 : Museology
Eligible Students  
Keywords Introduction of Museum, Histry of Museum, Job Descriptions of Curator,Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
Through the specialized theories of museum collection, students will learn theories, methods and skills regarding contents, features, acquisition, organization and storage of museum collections. Through understanding research activities in museums, students will acquire a basic competence with museum materials. 
Criterion referenced
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
The objectives are to learn basic theories and methods regarding materials, which are the most fundamental resource in a museum, and to acquire a basic competence for with exhibition and promotion.
Students will receive an overview of the categories and features of museum materials(natural science areas) and the methods of their collection, organization and storage. Then we will explain collection theories for natural science areas (flora and geology) concretely and from the professional point of view.
Class Schedule lesson 1 Categories of Museum Collection for natural science areas (Undecided)
lesson 2 Features of Geological Materials(1)  (Yamasaki)
lesson 3 Features of Geological Materials (2)  (Yamasaki)
lesson 4  Acquisition and Organization of Materials    (Yamasaki)
lesson 5 Acquisition of Plant Materials  (Yamaguchi)
lesson 6 Analysis and Organization of Plant Materials (Yamaguchi)
lesson 7 Exhibition and Utilization of Plant Materials (Yamaguchi)
lesson 8 Storage and Exhibition of Museum Collection(Undecided)

I do test the time of the end of the lesson. 
“Theory of Museum Collection” written by Toshikazu SASAKI and Ken’ichi YUYAMA 
PC or AV used in
Handouts, Images (videos/PC/other image data) 
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Visit as many museums, including those of non-specialized areas, and try to acquire knowledge of museum collections. If you find museums which show their backyard to the public, try to have an active involvement. 
Grading Method Comprehensive evaluation from examination, manners in class, etc.  
Practical Experience  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it  
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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