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NTA (UGC) NET Museology and Conservation Syllabus 2012

Code No. 66

Subject: Museology and Conservation


  • There will be two question papers. NTA (UGC) NET Paper II and NTA (UGC) NET Paper III.
  • Paper II will consist of 50 questions worth 2 mark each.
  • Paper III will consist of 75 questions worth 2 mark each.

NTA (UGC) NET Paper II and Paper III (Parts a & B)


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


  • 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) .


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


  • 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.


  • 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.


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


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


  • 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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