ARCHKRA028 Archeology in the museum

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Summer 2024
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 3 credit(s). Type of Completion: z (credit).
PhDr. Jiří Juchelka, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Jiří Juchelka, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
PhDr. Jiří Juchelka, Ph.D.
Institute of Archaeology – Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Wed 16:25–17:10 M6
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
ARCHKRA028/A: Wed 17:15–18:00 M6, J. Juchelka
Prerequisites for successful completion of the course are 85% attendance, preparation of a report and successful passing of the credit.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
The course aims to familiarize students with the specific contents of the everyday activities of a museum archaeologist. This includes work with collections, i.e. with collections of an archaeological museum nature that are subject to museum legislative standards (eg Act No. 122/2000 Coll. on the Protection of Museum Collections). In addition to the care of collection objects, the "National and Provincial Museums" are also scientific institutions, and part of the work of a museum archaeologist is also research. Museum work also includes archaeological preservation according to the diction of Act 20/1987 Coll., when many museums also participate in field research and surveys within the framework of their authorizations.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will have an idea of the work of a museum archaeologist. He will know the basic activities of a museum archaeologist, he will acquire a basic orientation in the problems of working with collection objects and their conservation, or working with museum inventory systems.
  • 1. Introduction to the issue; methods, internal division; basics • 2. History of collecting and museology • 3. Theoretical museology - theory of selection, selecting objects for collections; theory of thesaurus - basics of creation of museum collections; theory of presentation - types of presentation of collections to the public • 4. Introduction to museum conservation • 5. Museum exhibitions, documentation • 6. Work with the public • 7. Museum management • 8. Museum marketing • 9. Museum economy • 10. Museum legislation • 11. Museum literature • 12. Museums and scientific disciplines represented in them; specific museological approach; archeology in museums; archaeological collections and their care; depository arrangement; • 13. Interpretation of museum collections, the role of museums in today's world
    required literature
  • Stránský, Z.: Archeologie a muzeologie. Vydání první. Brno 2005.
  • Matouš, J.: Bezpečnost a ochrana zdraví na restaurátorských pracovištích I. Praha 1987.
Teaching methods
theoretical preparation, laboratory exercises
Assessment methods
Attendance at least 85%, written credit, report.
Language of instruction
The course is also listed under the following terms Summer 2023.
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