Subject: Museum collections
Course: Fundamentals of museum collections management
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: compulsory
Method of teaching: 2 hours of lectures and 1 hour of practical class
Assessment: written report and discussion  

Course description:
Museum collecting and shaping of museum collections; Notion and typology of the museum collections; Typology of the museum material; Non-material museum heritage; Museum collection management and other important documents in the museum collection field; Code of ethics and the collection management; Basic activities: acquisition, de-accession, loan: methods and procedures; Access to the museum collections/collection information; Museum documentation policy; Documentation procedures; Documenting of the objects versus documenting of the collections; Role of the museum registrar in the age of computer; Code of registrar; Conclusion.

Course objective:
Learners should be acquainted with the edbasic knowledge Steći osnovna znanja o temeljnim postupcima rada s muzejskim zbirkama i savladati osnovne vještine upravljanja predmetima baštine.

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. Ambrose, T; Paine, C. Museum Basics. Units: 34-43. London, N.Y: Routledge, 1993, str.124-158.
2. Kodeks profesionalne etike. u: Statut & Kodeks profesionalne etike. Zagreb: HNK ICOM-a, 1991, 21-33.

Additional reading list:
1. Malaro, M. Collection management policies. u: Collections Management. London, N.Y: Routledge, 1995, 11-28.
2. Vujić, Ž. Izlučiti ili ne izlučiti predmete iz zbirke? Informatica museologica, vol. 27, 1996,5-10.