Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2023Year School/Graduate School Hiroshima University Museum
Lecture Code 87080002 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 博物館実習1(学内実習)【大学院生・編入学生対象】
Subject Name
Subject Name in
Practicum in Museum Studies1(University Museum)
シミズ ノリオ,カワシマ タカムネ,ノジマ ヒサシ,ヨシドミ ケンイチ,タカオ ユウタ,ナラ カツジ,タタラ タキコ,ナカムラ ヤスオ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  Second Semester,  Intensive
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (Int) Inte
Lesson Style Practical Lesson Style
(More Details)
Visits museum facilities, handling of materials, etc. 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 4 : Undergraduate Advanced
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 10 : Museology
Eligible Students Among the undergraduate students who are enrolled in the curator qualification acquisition specific program, those who are planning to graduate in 2024
Keywords Practical work experience 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
within Educational
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Criterion referenced
(Applicable only to targeted subjects for undergraduate students)
Class Objectives
/Class Outline
Students will acquire a basic competence for executing museum projects through a learning practicum from museum curators.   
Class Schedule lesson1 Guidance  Monday, October 2 & Tuesday, October 3
lesson2 Study Tour in University Museum 1   Saturday, October 7
lesson3 Study tour in University Museum 2    Saturday, October 7
lesson4 Exhibition Practicum 1  How to plan a special exhibition    Saturday, October 14
lesson5 Exhibition Practicum 2  Holding and operating a lecture/exhibition Saturday,October 21 & Saturday, October 28
lesson6 Off Campus Study Tour 1 in Fukuyama Art Museum  Saturday, November 18
lesson7 Off Campus Study Tour 2 in Hiroshima Prefectural Museum of History  Saturday, November 18
lesson8 Off Campus Study Tour 3 in Kitakyushu Museum of Natural History and Human History    Saturday, November 25
lesson9 Off Campus Study Tour 3 in Kitakyushu City Science Museum   Saturday, November 25
lesson10 Guidance & Practicum of Handling Materials 1 (Arts Area)   Saturday, December 9
lesson11 Practicum on Handling Materials 2 (Arts Area)  Saturday, December 9
lesson12 Practicum on Handling Materials 3 (Archaeology and History Area) Saturday, December 16
lesson13 Practicum on Handling Materials 4 (Archaeology and History Area) Saturday, December 16
lesson14 Practicum on Handling Materials 5 (Natural Science Area) Saturday, December 23
lesson15 Practicum on Handling Materials 6 (Natural Science Area) & Summarization Saturday, December 23

Reports on practicum shall be submitted. 
David Dean  “Museum Exhibition  Theory and Practice”
Kanagawa Museum Association  “Work of Curators”
PC or AV used in
(More Details) Handouts, Images (PC/other image data) 
Learning techniques to be incorporated  
Suggestions on
Preparation and
Visit as many museums as possible and observe what the museums do in order to visualize and advertise their activities including exhibition.
Try to make it a custom to consider how to exhibit, store and manage materials. 
Requirements Students who do not meet the requirements below cannot participate in this lecture.
1. Students expecting to graduate from the University in fiscal 2024 who are registered in the program for acquiring curator qualification
2. We determine the number of subjects and the acquisition unit that you should be mastered before to attend the training.
3. Students who will take all the related courses except Practicum in Museum Studies 1 (University Museum) and Practicum in Museum Studies 2 (External Museums to the University) during fiscal 2024.
4. Students who can find a museum which will accept them for Practicum in Museum Studies 2 (External Museums to the University) during summer holidays or other holidays in 2024.
5. Students who take out both of ‘Personal accident insurance for students pursuing education and research’ and ‘Personal liability insurance for students pursuing education and research.’
6. Students who will submit a statement of reason for application of about 3,000 characters and a report on credits acquirement of the specified program for acquiring curator qualification (download the designated form) to the Report Box on the first floor of office building of Faculty of Integrated Arts and Science. The submission deadline is up from Tuesday, July 18 to Tuesday, August 22.

The acceptable number of students is 60 at most .
The practicum is scheduled mainly on Saturdays for half a day or one day  for each lesson because this lecture is open to students of all faculties. All the contents are listed on the syllabus and basically will not be changed. If a participant fails to attend one lesson, she/he shall not obtain the credits because alternative lessons are not available. Check the schedule and other items beforehand and make sure to attend all the lessons. Participants should pay the expenses required for the practicum .   
Grading Method Evaluation from achievement degrees of assignment, manners in classes, etc.  
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Establishment and operation of a university museum (2006-). Aim for practical curator education through display of materials, preservation of specimen, and commentary on exhibits. 
Message *Guidance will be held twice on Monday, October 2 and Tuesday, October 3. Students must attend either of them. The time and place will be posted on the bulletin board, make sure to check it. Students failing to attend the guidance may not take the practicum. Read carefully the requirements for the course.
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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