larke1110  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
30.0 h
Roucloux Joël;
It is preferable to have followed the LFIAL1140 course beforehand
Main themes
The course retraces the preoccupation with cultural heritage from its beginnings to the present day. It demonstrates the interactions between this preoccupation and museums as institutions from their emergence to their world development. The course joins a chronological perspective to a typological analysis (types of museum linked to the characteristic mediums of different civilizations and epochs). It shows how one and the same heritage can be apprehended sometimes at an anthropological angle, sometimes through an aesthetic valorisation. The course shows how the valorisation of cultural heritage contributes to territorial outreach.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 Students will be able to place present-day issues concerning the safeguard and valorisation of cultural heritage in a larger historical perspective. They will acquire the knowledge of and capacity to analyse the major types of museum institutions as well as their settings (at a global, national or regional level) in relationship to the major themes.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
History of collections; measures of protection against vandalism yesterday and today; origin and development of museums as institutions in relationship to major national policies; types of museum: encyclopaedic museums, site museums, major themes, etc.; the anthropological approach versus the aesthetic approach.
Evaluation methods
Oral examination.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Bachelor in History of Art and Archaeology : General

Minor in History of Art and Archeology