United Kingdom, London

Museum of London: Curating the City

when 26 June 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1500

This module looks at the social, economic, and political history of London in the twentieth century by closely examining the various collections held at and the varied types of work carried out in The Museum of London. What can these collections—ranging from art to architecture, fashion to film, music to media—reveal about London over the last century? What sorts of stories or histories do these collections tell? What sorts of stories or histories do they leave untold? Furthermore, who or what is responsible for choosing these collections, for telling these stories to the general public? What is the impact of such historical decisions on London’s present-day reputation as a centre of creativity and cultural exchange?

This module will consist of a minimum of 45 contact hours with teaching taking place between 9 am and 5 pm from Monday to Friday.

Course leader

In collaboration with the Museum of London.

Course aim

Learning outcomes and objectives

By the end of the module, you should have:
• developed an understanding of how history research methodologies and public-sector business practices/policies are applied to museum operations.
• identified and elaborated on key events, moments, locations, and characters in the history of London during the twentieth century.
• built an awareness of the connection between material culture/material culture studies and historical narrative, especially as it relates to the history of London in the twentieth century.
• developed a solid understanding of the connection between cultural production and business management, especially as it relates to the role of museums in communicating the history of London to a diverse public.

Credits info

Many of our students get credit for the summer modules taken at King’s. You should approach your home university before applying as it is up to them to apply the credit to your degree programme. We would recommend a three week module would be equivalent to 3-4 US credits or 7.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 1500: Tuition Fee

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