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Code No. : 66 CBSE NET Museology and Conservation Syllabus 2017

Subject : Museology and Conservation

Note :

There will be two question papers. UGC NET Paper II will cover 50 Multiple Choice Questions ( Multiple choice, Matching type, True / False, Assertion – Reasoning type ) carrying 100 marks and UGC NET Paper III will have two Parts – A and B.

Part – A will have 10 short essay type questions ( 300 words ) carrying 16 marks each. There will be one question from each unit with internal choice from the same unit. Total marks will be 160.

Part – B will be compulsory and Questions will be set from Unit – I to Unit – X. The candidate will attempt one question from Part – B ( 800 words ) carrying 40 marks. Total marks of UGC NET Paper III will be 200.

UGC NET Paper II and Paper III ( Parts A & B )

Unit – I 

  • Definition of Museum.
  • Definition of Museology / Museography.
  • History of Development of Museum – World / India.
  • Types of Museums – India.
  • Para Museums.
  • Rural Museums – their problems.
  • Role of Museum in Society.
  • Museum accountability.
  • Museum in changing world.
  • Museum Movement and International Organization.
  • Professional associations and their relevance.

Unit – II

  • History of Collection – World.
  • Theoretical issues and value based collection / objectives.
  • Methods of Collection.
  • Ethics of Collection.
  • History of Documentation / aim and objectives.
  • Registration Methods / Indexing / Cataloguing.
  • Exhibition Documentation.
  • Conservation / Restoration Documentation.
  • Computerization / Multimedia.

Unit – III

  • History / Archaeology / Architecture.
  • Ethnology / Anthropology / Folk Literature.
  • History of Art / Fine Arts / Performing Art.
  • National History and Physical Sciences. 

Unit – IV

  • General Principles of presentation.
  • Organization and planning of gallery / exhibition.
  • Nature and types of exhibition.
  • Permanent / temporary exhibition.
  • Types of Museum Lighting – Natural and Artificial – their merits and demerits.
  • Effects of light on textiles, paintings, natural history specimens.
  • Preparation of blue print and stages of work.
  • Selection of materials research for data input.
  • Execution of presentation (layout, exhibit – design, stages of mounting illumination).

Unit – V

  • Communication Techniques.
  • Lable / Lable Writing.
  • Audio – Visual Techniques / Application.
  • Orientation and guiding.
  • Other Complimentary Techniques and Application.

Unit – VI

  • General Principles and Theoretical issues.
  • Educational Role of the Museum.
  • Educational Services and Facilities.
  • Extension Services / out reach program.
  • Special Services to Physically handicapped.
  • Cultural Resources in Museum Education.

Unit – VII

  • General Principles of Public Relations.
  • Nature of Public Relations and its application in museum.
  • Media Outlets – Print Media, Electronic Media.
  • Information Technology in Museums.
  • Public Facilities and Services.
  • Classification of Museum visitors – its need.
  • Friends of the Museum and Voluntary Services.
  • Museum Marketing Strategy.

Unit – VIII

  • Analysis of Materials.
  • Factors of Deterioration.
  • Pest Control in Museums.
  • Sterilization / prevention / first aid.
  • Preservation / Conservation / Lining / Darning.

Unit – IX

  • Handling / Care.
  • Storage Organisation.
  • Packing and Transportation Regulations.
  • Insurance / Other Safeguards.
  • Museum Security against fire, theft and burglary, armed conflict.

Unit – X

  • Principles of Museum Management.
  • Administrative Structures of Museum.
  • Museum Administration Personnel Finance.
  • Policy Planning and Quality Development.
  • Museum Security and Maintenance.

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