MUB_001 Introduction to Museology and Museography

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2023
Extent and Intensity
2/0/0. 4 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Taught in person.
doc. Mgr. Otakar Kirsch, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Lucie Jagošová, DiS., PhD. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Otakar Kirsch, Ph.D.
Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Miriam Molnárová
Supplier department: Department of Archaeology and Museology - Faculty of Arts
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
there are 13 fields of study the course is directly associated with, display
Course objectives
At the end of course students should be able to understand and explain museological terminology and system of museology, basic litherature, professional associations and methodical centres in museology and museum work, training centres, the role of museum work in contemporary world.
Learning outcomes
- to know and apply basic terminology of museology and litherature;
- to describe the structure of museology, its personalities and training centres in the Czech Republic and abroad;
- to summarize the key professional organisations in museum work
  • 1) Role of museology in the system of science, relationship to fundamental scientific disciplines, the subject of museology, metodology, system of museology.
  • 2) Basic museological concepts – the foreign representatives.
  • 3) Basic museological concepts – the representatives of Czech lands.
  • 4) Museography (Applied Museology) I. – selection and tesauration.
  • 5) Museography (Applied Museology) II. – communication and presentation.
  • 6) Museological literature – journals, dictionaries, bibliographies.
  • 7) Museum – determination of the term and its individual concepts, the role and function of museum in the conteporary society.
  • 8) Organizations of museums and museum professionals and museologists.
  • 9) Tuition of museology in the Czech lands and foreign countries.
  • 10) Museum ethics, the codes of ethics.
  • Riviére, Georges Henri: La Museographie. Paris 1989
  • Neustupný, Jiří: Otázky dnešního muzejnictví. Praha 1950
  • Hudson, Kenneth: Museums for the 1980's. A survey of world trends. Paris and London 1977
  • Lapaire, Claude: Kleines Handbuch der Museumskunde. Bern und Stuttgart 1983
  • Mensch, Peter van: Towards a methodology of museology. disertační práce. Zagreb 1995
  • Žalman, Jiří a kol.: Příručka muzejníkova I. 1. vyd. Praha a Brno, AMGR - ICOM - MZM - MKCR 2002
  • Waidacher, Friedrich: Príručka všeobecnej muzeológie, Bratislava 1999
  • Deloche, Bernard: Museologica. Contradiction el logique du musée. 2. vyd. Macon et Savigny-le-Temple 1989
  • Field manual for museums. Paris 1970
  • Gluziňski, Wojciech: U podstaw muzeologii, Warszawa 1980
  • Maroevic, Ivo: Uvod do muzeologiju. Zagreb 1997
  • Giude to Museum Administrations. Europe. ICOM 1995
  • Profesní etický kodex ICOM. Praha 1994
  • Museum ethics. Editor Gary Edson. London 1997
  • Sherman, Daniel J. - Rogoff, Irit: Museum Culture. London, Routledge 1994
  • Zákony 122/2000 Sb.; 275/2000 Sb.; 483/2004 Sb.
  • Ambrose, Timothy - Paine, Crispin: Museum Basics. London, Routledge 1995
  • Beneš, Josef: základy muzeologie. Opava, Slezská univerzita 1997
  • Burcaw, G. Ellis: Introduction to Museum Work. 3rd ed. New York - Oxford, Altamira Press 1997
  • ŽALMAN, Jiří. Příručka muzejníkova. Vyd. 1. Praha: Asociace muzeí a galerií České republiky, 2006. 135 s. ISBN 8086611191. info
  • GLASER, Jane R. and Artemis A. ZENETOU. Museums: a place to work : planning museum careers. London: Routledge, 1996. xvii, 302. ISBN 0-415-12256-2. info
  • Museum, media, message. Edited by Eilean Hooper-Greenhill. London: Routledge, 1995. xvi s. ISBN 0415116724. info
  • STRÁNSKÝ, Zbyněk. Úvod do studia muzeologie : určeno pro posluchače International Summer School of Museology - ISSOM. Vyd. 1. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 1995. 114 s. ISBN 8021007036. info
  • EDSON, Gary and David DEAN. The handbook for museums. 1st publ. London: Routledge, 1994. xvi, 302. info
  • STRÁNSKÝ, Zbyněk. De museologia metateoretická studie k základům muzeologie jako vědy. 1992. 300 s. info
Teaching methods
Assessment methods
lectures, individual project, reading
Language of instruction
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
The course is taught annually.
The course is taught: every week.
General note: Předmět si povinně zapisují posluchači prvního ročníku.
Listed among pre-requisites of other courses
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2019, Autumn 2020, Autumn 2021, Autumn 2022.
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