Subject: Museum institution  
Course: Museum architecture
ECTS credits: 3
Language: Croatian
Duration: 1 semester
Status: elective course
Method of teaching: 1 lecture hour and 1 hour of practical class
Assessment: written report

Course description:
Introduction: specifics of the museum architecture; Analysis of the museum functions and its reflection on the museum space organization; History and typology of the museum architecture; Museum and galleries architecture in the Croatia and Zagreb; Recent museum projects; Portraits: Frank Garry, Daniel Liebeskind; Adapted museum buildings (Zagreb-London); Planning of the new museum; Functional/museological programme; Museum space typology; Special requirements of the museum environment; Museum lightening; Managing of the museum building; Security; Conclusion.

Course objective:
Learners should understand the history, typology and importance of the museum buildings, recognise all elements of the museum building and its dependse on the technology of the museum work. They should be able to collaborate with architect in the process of the museum planning.

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. Henderson, J. Museum architecture. Gloucester, Mass: Rockport Publishers, 2001.
2. Laszlo, Ž. Arhitekti i muzealci. Vijesti muzealaca i konzervatora, br. 4, 2001, str. 44-49.

Additional reading list:
1. Maroević, I. Novija muzejska arhitektura u Hrvatskoj. u: Čovjek i prostor, br. 3, 1986.
2. Ritchie, I. An architect's view of recent developments in European museums. u: Towards the Museum of the Future. London, N.Y: Routledge, 1994, 7-30.