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HIST3441 Museum and Heritage

Semester 1 (2022-2023)

Lecture TimeMonday, 16:30 - 18:15

VenueRoom 405, Yasumoto International Academic Park (YIA 405)


Lecturer FOK Yeung Yeung (39431779 /

Teaching Assistant LIU Shixuan (

Course Description





  1. 博物館概念的源起、發展和擴充。
  2. 博物館策展以及文物展示的基本概念和知識。
  3. 東亞地區包括中國內地和香港博物館的發展歷史。
  4. 文化遺產概念的源起及發展。
  5. 東亞地區對於文化遺產概念的理解和演繹。


  1. 博物館及文化遺產社會角色的歷史演變。
  2. 博物館及文化遺產的教育功能和角色。
  3. 博物館及文化遺產與不同社群公眾的關係和連結。
  4. 文化遺產在當代社會的活化和再利用。


  1. 有關文化遺產保育和管理的國際性公約和守則。
  2. 聯合國世界文化遺產的運作及管理機制;以及其可持續發展目標。
  3. 國際及地區性合作在文化遺產保育上所面對挑戰及機遇。


Assessment & Assignments


期終論文 40%

導修表現及報告 30%

實地考察及報告 20%

課堂表現及參與 10%








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Smith, L. (2006c). Use of heritage (1. publ. ed.). London u.a.: Routledge.

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Harrison, R. (2008). The politics of the past: Conflict in the use of heritage in the modern world. In G. J. Fairclough (Ed.), The heritage reader (pp. 177-190). London: London: Routledge.

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Zhu, Y. (2020). In Maags C. (Ed.), Heritage politics in China: The power of the past. London; New York, New York: Routledge.

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.

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