Course: Theory of Archaeological Preservation of Monuments and museum archaelogy

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Course title Theory of Archaeological Preservation of Monuments and museum archaelogy
Course code KHI/APP
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminar
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 2
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Kalábková Pavlína, Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Bureš Michal, PhDr. Ph.D.
Course content
1, 2, (Bureš) An Archaeological heritage preservation and management of archaeological heritage. Relation of Theoretical and Applied Archaeology in the management of archaeological heritage. The main management tools of the archaeological heritage. An overview of domestic legislation for the management of archaeological heritage. Different interpretations of laws. Resolving cases of willful destruction of archaeological sites. Management of archaeological heritage abroad. The Protection mode of archaeological monuments: what threatens archaeological sites and monuments, lists of immovable archaeological monuments, options of protetction of movable heritage. 3, 4, (Bureš) A journey of the information to the archaeological research, the question of the relation of a curator, contractor, client and consultant. Archaeological Project: 5 phases of the archaeological project, budget and schedule of the project, the types of archaeological projects, management of archaeological field research (preparation and delivering, working with technicians and temporary workers, the role of head of the research, preservation of health and safety of the work, social conditions of involved workers). Terms of archaeology: the concept of a research and contract relation, the legal basis of the contract relation, contract negotiations, the use of statuary standards in the process of contract negotiation, a contract about an implementation of archaeological research , the contractual relation, its formation, duration and termination. Management of an archaeological organization. Statuary forms of archaeological institutions. The organizational structure of the institution: functional, projectional, matrixional. Management of financial resources: financial resource management as a process, budget of an organization (programme, resource, budget of the financial flows). Obtaining of the financional resources: grants, donations, membership fees, loans, proceeds from the sale of goods or services. Basic principles of accounting. Marketing: marketing mindset, marketing steps, universality and specialization. Team: what is a team, selection of the team members and personality characteristics, a leader character and leadershiping of a team. Leading of the working group: the continuum of leading styles, managerial grid, leading of a meetings and negotiations, basics of negotiation. Archaeological organizations and taxes.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming), Demonstration
  • Homework for Teaching - 10 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 18 hours per semester
  • Excursion - 8 hours per semester
  • Preparation for the Exam - 14 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The first part of the course is devoted to the archaeological heritage preservation. The course provides a basic orientation in the issues - introduces to the wording and explanation of particular laws related to archaeological work. By using specific examples from practice shows emerging problems and their possible solutions. The second part is devoted to the museum archeology - the way of managing an archaeological collection, its records and inventory. The course also focuses on the presentation of archaeological work to the public. AD
Obtain of an overview of archaeological heritage preservation, museum archeology and about presentation of the archaeological heritage. AD
A basic overview of the work of an archaeologist. AD

Assessment methods and criteria
Didactic Test, Dialog

Attendance in the classes, the study of recommended specialized literature, self-preparation for each lesson - basic orientation in the presented issues. AD
Recommended literature
  • Kováčik, P. (2007). Archeologická památková péče. Terénní teorie a praxe.. Brno.
  • Žalman, J. a kol. (2002). Příručka muzejníkova I. Praha - Brno.

Study plans that include the course
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