Subject: Introduction to museology
Course: Introduction to museology
ECTS credits: 6
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory course
Method of teaching: 2 hours lecture and 2 hours of practical class
Assessment: written exam

Course description:
Introduction, notion and structure of museology; Historical museology: history of the teaching of museology, history of the museums, history of the Croatian museums. Definition of the museology; Structure and levels of museology; Main subject of museology: museum object – museality – museological teories – museological functions; Function of protection; Function of the researching: role of documentation; Function of the communication: museum exhibition; Museum as an institution: museum profession, ethics; Conclusion.  

Course objectives:
Learners should be acquainted with the historical development of the museum and museology, as well as with the basic knowledge of the theoretical museology. Final result should be the museological way of thinking on the heritage phenomenon in general, as well as using of the theoretical premises in the practical work. .

Quality check and success of the course: Quality check and success of the course will be done by combining internal and external evaluation. Internal evaluation will be done by teachers and students using survey method at the end of semester. The external evaluation will be done by colleagues attending the course, by monitoring and assessment of the course.

Reading list:
1. Maroević, I. Uvod u muzeologiju. Zagreb, 1993.
2. Edson, G. Dean, D. The Handbook for Museums (Section I, III, IV), London, New York, 1994.
3. Humski, V. Pregled povijesti muzeja u Hrvatskoj, Muzeologija, 24 (1986).

Additional reading list:
1. Hooper-Greenhill, E. Museums and the Shaping of Knowledge, London, 1992.
2. Tuđman, M. Struktura kulturne informacije, Zagreb, 1983.