2023-2024 / HAAR0139-1

Museums of history and society


30h Th

Number of credits

 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (120 ECTS)5 crédits 
 Master in history of art and archaeology : general (60 ECTS)5 crédits 


Noémie Drouguet, Marie-Paule Jungblut


Noémie Drouguet

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course, partly organised as a seminar, offers an introduction to exhibition and cultural mediation practices in history and society museums. The programme includes visits to exhibitions (mandatory) during which students and teachers will discuss the specific topics of these institutions, the issues involved in interacting with the public and, more generally, the political significance of these museums, whatever their theme or size. In order to link theoretical knowledge with practical application, students will be required to take part in the creation of a mediation project, through a practical experience in a society museum.

Learning outcomes of the learning unit

Learn about the development and current challenges facing history and society museums; learn about the place of intangible heritage and difficult heritage in the collections and exhibitions of history and society museums; develop basic skills in audience strategies in history and society museums; work on the narrative processes used in exhibitions; design a mediation project for a society museum.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

Calendrier : Class sessions and visits will be organised according to the timetable of registered students. Registered students undertake to take part in the visits, which will take place on two Saturdays in the second term.



Museums and society: evolution et contemporary issues 

Contemporary art in museums of society & Multiperspectivity 

Audience strategy & story telling & exercise

The difficult and immaterial heritage in exhibitions & exercise

Video games in and around exhibitions & exercise

The exhibition that troubles & Ways to provoke reflection and engagement of the visitors

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

Visits and exercices are required

Recommended or required readings

Some articles are presented during the lessons

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Continuous assessment

Additional information:

Evaluation based on cutural mediation exercice and individual involvment during lessons.An oral examination is also planned.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Noémie Drouguet, professeure à l'Ecole supérieure des Arts Saint-Luc, Liège - noemie.drouguet@uliege.be
Marie-Paule Jungblut, collaboratrice scientifique de l'Institut d'Histoire de l'Université du Luxembourg - marie-paule.jungblut@uni.lu

Association of one or more MOOCs