Masters Programs in Museology

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Museology

Museology refers to the study of museums and the history of their establishment and development. This study is caused by the concerns of the modern world about preserving artifacts from the past and present times for the next generations. It is not only the preservation that is the subject of Master in Museology programs, but also the great potential of the museum as a mechanism with unlimited educational potentials. Before museums, there were private collectors that usually kept the objects to themselves and treated the treasures of the past just as valuable objects. The museum is primarily an educational center, which is a relatively young concept that emerged along with renewed understanding of art and history. If you experience the wonderment that can happen when entering a museum, then a Master in Museology may be the degree for you.

A museum is a place of diachronic interaction between the past and the present; it stirs interest, awareness and curiosity of the visitors. And it is important to assist them, for example by the best decoration of an exhibition, so that the objects would have the strongest possible emotional impact on the visitor. This is one of the many skills that students develop in Master in Museology programs. Museology is a young science and it is open to use the latest inventions in order to ensure a strong and positive connection across ages. Students pursuing a Master in Museology will learn the techniques and methodologies for connecting with the range of populations, and ensuring that our history is not lost or forgotten

If you find that this subject appeals to your nature, don’t think twice about a Master in Museology. Follow the links below to find the Master in Museology that is waiting for you!

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MA In Art, Heritage Management And Cultural Tourism

School of Tourism and Hospitality - The OSTELEA Barcelona
Campus Full time October 2016 Spain Barcelona

Ostelea has decided to implement a Master in Management of Cultural Heritage and Tourism which aims to train professionals and managers in managing assets in the field of national and international tourism industry. The master also aims to provide a solid foundation in the economy of culture and the management and analysis of heritage management models. [+]

Masters in Museology. In recent decades, the cultural and tourism consumption the tangible and intangible heritage has highlighted the need for innovative proposals as well as specialized professionals in the workplace. In many countries, the tourism industry and cultural industries currently represent one of the main economic activities. In this context, tourism and cultural and natural heritage constitute a new reality in both the public and private sectors, and open up new scenarios and opportunities for professionals in management, planning and promotion of products and services related to this field. Ostelea has decided to implement a program Master of Arts, Heritage Management and Cultural Tourism which aims to train professionals and managers in managing assets in the field of national and international tourism industry. The master also aims to provide a solid foundation in the economy of culture and the management and analysis of heritage management models. Why study the Master in Art Management Cultural Heritage and Tourism Ostelea: Ostelea is affiliated member of the World Tourism Organization (OMT), leader in the global tourism governance. Join WTO in initiatives such as the Knowledge Network guarantees the academic quality of the program. Eight fieldwork in cultural and tourist sites around Barcelona and Madrid. Emphasis on the development of theoretical, axiological and heuristic knowledge: the purpose of employing comprehensive skills for professional performance. Research Group: Part of the faculty of the Master is integrated into the Group of Multidisciplinary Research in Tourism EAE (GRIT-EAE), which focuses its scientific production in the field of international tourism management. GOALS The Master of Arts, Cultural Heritage Management and Tourism will allow you to: UNDERSTANDING THE KEY OF CULTURAL HERITAGE Understanding the keys own natural, cultural, tangible and intangible heritage of an area in order to promote projects of appreciation, conservation, dissemination and promotion of tourism as an added value of a destination. BRANDING Train professionals in heritage management from the multidisciplinary perspective of the tourism sector in the process of branding and image of destination. SYNERGIES touristically manage cultural and natural heritage, creating synergies between public and private actors to provide identity destinations, differentiation, quality and competitiveness NEW Travel Experiences Develop new tourism experiences from the cultural and natural assets in the regional local tourism promotion, regional and / or, without losing sight of the didactic, educational background of the heritage and identity. MANAGE THE HERITAGE Use tourism as a means to develop local economies, create social fabric and seek improvement, heritage conservation and sustainability. Provide the tools to manage and to value the heritage tourism consumption tools for professionals. CURRICULUM The Master of Arts, Heritage Management and Cultural Tourism Ostelea is classified into 5 modules: Governance and planning of tourism products and destinations. Heritage and tourism development. tourism management of cultural heritage. Cultural Management. Master Thesis work. Within each of these modules different subjects are presented. Professional careers Professions Career Services is a support area for students and alumni Our goal is to guide and accompany the student to reach new professional goals and achieve a better match between your expectations and professional interests with the labor market. Career Services Careers Employment Workshops Company Meetings Graduate Programme Weekly Newsletter 4th year degree Itineraries Entrepreneurs Online job forum Professional outings Equipment asset manager for tourist use. Manager and coach museum and / or museological companies. Responsible for local development of cultural, natural and tourism. Professional tourism enterprises specialized in cultural issues (travel agencies and radio reception, tour operators, reservation centers, etc.). Revitalizing cultural spaces for tourist use. Cultural manager of the historic, artistic and natural heritage. Planner and manager of cultural tourism destinations. Professional cultural tourism (brokerage, planning, product development, design strategic plans for territory). Tourist and cultural consultant (exhibitions, galleries, fairs, etc.). Consultant / adviser on public and / or private. Entrepreneur in the sector. Degree The participant who successfully completes the program will take TRIPLE CERTIFICATION: The Masters in Management of Cultural Heritage and Tourism by The Ostelea, School of Tourism & Hopitality. The Masters in Management of Cultural Heritage and Tourism by EAE Business School. The degree of the University of Lleida (Campus Barcelona) or the degree of the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid Campus) [-]

Master's Degree In Pathology, Expert Opinion And Sustainable Rehabilitation Of Heritage

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Full time 9 months September 2016 Spain Alcobendas

The Graduate School of the European University, offers an innovative training in the areas of Architecture and Building, Civil, Industrial, Aerospace and ICT. [+]

Masters of the art in Spain The Graduate School of the European University, offers an innovative training in the areas of Architecture and Building, Civil, Industrial, Aerospace and ICT. Our qualifications are focused on the student receives an international training, where the company is actively involved in the development of content and professional practices. Masters of Architecture Area The construction sector (Architecture, Building and Engineering) is living in these years worldwide a crisis and rapid changes required at the same time, a number of opportunities and professional challenges they will have to deal these changes. Consider issues such as the global market, internationality, multidisciplinarity, multiculturalism, integration, new technologies, diversity management, change management, etc., is becoming more necessary and required. WHY STUDY IN THE EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY The rate of employability of our graduates is much higher than those of the current job market: "95% of our students find employment in the first year after completing their studies," in places like Mary Angeles Sánchez Ortega, Head in Central Region IDOM. We have agreements with more than 3,500 companies to offer more internship to our students and our graduates employment. leading companies in their sectors such as Acciona, Movistar, BMW Ibérica, Vodafone, Sony Spain, Bp Oil, Iveco Spain, Airbus Spain, Endesa, Ferrovial, Sacyr, etc. We provide a comprehensive, international university education, designed to help students adjust to the workplace and personal development. Our fundamental principle is academic quality, which reinforced with practical classes and use the latest technology in the classroom. The faculty is highly qualified and has extensive teaching experience, professional and research that enriches the education and training of the student. We are part of Laureate International Universities, a global leader in higher education, with over 1,000,000 students in 80 institutions in 28 countries. This schools network power your international presence, facilitating your trip abroad exchange programs. [-]

Master in Museum, Heritage and Knowledge

Polytechnic Institute of Tomar
Campus Full time 4 semesters October 2016 Portugal Tomar

The objective of this master is to give digital competences to the cultural sector in order to get new services and new applications to create new ways of interaction and learning. [+]

Masters in Museology. Provide a solid scientific, technological and social learning, supported by a programme and courses that includes contact with real situations and laboratories experiences. This cycle of studies is based on the development of a diverse set of skills and competencies that permits excellent career opportunities and pursue postgraduate studies. Objectives Innovate through the integration of knowledge about Museology, Museography, Heritage and Information and Comunication Technologies (ICT). Nowadays the ICT is a priority for the European comission and also for each of its state members. The european digital agenda for 2020 and the portuguese digital agenda for 2015 are already defined. One of their main goal is qualifiyng the professionals and citizens with digital competences. The objective of this master is to give digital competences to the cultural sector in order to get new services and new applications to create new ways of interaction and learning. Students are encouraged to analyse the cultural value of the heritage in a multiple perspective of design of spaces and services, conservation and restauration, architectonic and urban intervention, management territory, regional development, and by using and apllying ICT they may promote new interactive experiences and new knowledge for the citizens/ users. Graduation requirements As in Portuguese law, a) and d), nº1, do artº 17º, do DL 74/2006, de 24 de Março: Have a Degree of a first cycle of studies; or Have a relevante scholar, scientific or professional curriculum which has to be recognized by the scientific board of the school where it is to be admited. Learning outcomes Study new museology, design of projects and spaces will give students the ability to understand how to learn new knowledge from the experience and interaction with an art object. Integrate knowledge from the conservation and restauration, from the regional development, from territory management and from the international networks of these previous areas, will give students the ability to look to the heritage as a part in a whole. Analyse and study the use of the Internet as a tool for make business, to learn, to share, to collaborate and to disseminate. All this in a safe and intelligent environment. An holistic and integrated perspective of the scientific areas that are supporting this Master will give students the technical and scientific abilities to solve problems and find new solutions, new services and new applications in a large multidisciplinary context. Continuing Studies The Masters in Museums, Heritage and the Knowledge Society may pursue studies in doctoral programs in Heritage Studies, Museology and Knowledge Society (ICT), and related areas, depending on the specific rules for admission in these programs. [-]

Master in Museum Studies

Marist College - Italy
Campus Full time August 2017 Italy Florence

The M.A. in Museum Studies is offered by Marist College and Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici at the Marist-LdM Florence Branch Campus in Italy. This degree program has been designed to meet the academic needs of qualified students from around [+]

The M.A. in Museum Studies is offered by Marist College and Istituto Lorenzo de' Medici at the Marist-LdM Florence Branch Campus in Italy. This degree program has been designed to meet the academic needs of qualified students from around the world. The M.A. in Museum Studies is an interdisciplinary advanced degree program which aims to provide students with an understanding of how museums operate within their social and cultural contexts. Drawing on faculty from the U.S., U.K. and continental Europe, courses are taught using a variety of innovative methods, yet they share two fundamental core principles which are embedded in the program’s philosophy: 1) museums’ engagement with the public is paramount and 2) museums vary greatly across the globe and therefore must be studied from an international comparative perspective. Located in Florence, Italy, one of the world’s most important museum centers, the program offers unparalleled learning and internship opportunities. Guest lectures by museum professionals expose students to a wide variety of international perspectives, widening their horizons while visits to museums, historical monuments, archives, libraries, and relevant non-profit institutions essentially use Florence as a classroom, integrating students within the city and offering them hands-on exposure to real world museum research and practices. Both the lectures and the visits facilitate the important transition from student to museum professional at the termination of the degree program. The program, which will be taught in collaboration with the University of Florence and the Fondazione Palazzo Strozzi, additionally seeks to position itself as a much-needed forum for reflection and debate on museological issues in the city. Admission - Complete Application - Three letters of recommendations - Current résumé - Written statement of purpose - Official bachelor degree transcript (official English translation into the US system) - English Proficiency Exam results (for non-native English-speaking students) one of the following exams is required. TOEFL - Students must submit a minimum score of 550 on the paper based TOEFL exam or a 213 on the computer based TOEFL or an 80 on the Internet based TOEFL exam. IELTS - Students must submit a minimum score of 6.5 All test scores must come directly from the Testing Service to Marist College. Note: the Marist report code is 2400. Copies of test scores will delay the admission process since an I20 will not be issued without official documents. *Please note: TOEFL or IELTS scores must be less than two years old from the first day of class at the proposed term of entry in order to be valid. The Museum Studies degree enrolls students for the Fall start only. There are two application deadlines, please choose one: - Early Action December 1st - Regular Decision March 1st [-]

Masters in Events and Exhibition Management

Birmingham City University - Faculty Of Performance, Media And English
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2016 United Kingdom Birmingham + 1 more

On the Events and Exhibition Management MA at Birmingham School of Media, you'll acquire the professional skills needed to develop and manage successful events, conferences and exhibitions. The course develops these skills to the highest level, enabling you to be ready to enter or progress within the industry, fully prepared and equipped with the skills to embark on a successful event and exhibition management career. Our very real links with exhibition venues and organisations—such as the NEC Group mean you'll learn from top industry professionals, gaining invaluable insider information and learning through real life experiences. [+]

Key Facts

The first of its kind in the UK, the course has been developed with The National Exhibition Centre (NEC) to ensure the qualification is tailored towards careers within the industry. The course is also relevant to those already working in all event management areas or roles. It also will appeal to graduates from disciplines such media, tourism, music technology, public relations, business or marketing. Birmingham is one of the best cities in the country when it comes to event venues. It boasts an enviable array of locations to visit and draw professional experience from. There are impressive event spaces on every scale, from the massive exhibition halls of The NEC and ICC to museums, galleries and a wide range events spaces. There are also a number of music venues, such as the O2 Academy, as well as smaller, bespoke venues like the Custard Factory. Our close partnerships with related organisations like The NEC allows students access to the real world of events and exhibition management while studying. Students on this course can develop their own professional network, ready for when they enter the workplace.... [-]


M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time 18 months August 2017 USA San Francisco

In an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. [+]

Master in Museum StudiesIn an era of increased globalization, digitization and collaboration, museums have evolved into important and vital sites for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique Master’s Degree in Museum Studies that prepares its graduates for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural and heritage organizations operating within this constantly changing social dynamic.The USF M.A. in Museum Studies Program focuses on design and curatorial practice; education and new technologies; conservation and heritage preservation; and arts and cultural management, financial management and project management. Students integrate and apply knowledge and disciplines in order to analyze global issues – from equality and diversity, to social justice and human rights. The San Francisco ExperienceMuseum Studies students enjoy the rich experiences available in San Francisco, one of the world’s most vibrant, cosmopolitan and beautiful cities. Walking distance to the major museum complexes of Golden Gate Park – including the de Young Museum and the California Academy of Sciences – USF also lies near the museums and cultural institutions in downtown San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Palo Alto, and San Jose. As the financial, cultural and technological center of the West Coast of the U.S., the San Francisco Bay Area is one of the most economically and culturally vital regions of the world.... [-]


Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time September 2016 United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer for a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris [+]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

 

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offe a professional Master degree in the «History of art and museum studies », at the new Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi campus on Al Reem Island. The collaboration between these two prestigious French institutions is unprecedented.The city of Abu Dhabi alone is preparing to open not less than seven new museums, including the Louvre. In the coming years, qualified staff, trained in the fields of history of arts and in the various professions related to museum management, will be necessary to uphold the scientific and intellectual quality of these institutions. It is in this specific context and with a view to respond to these requirements, that this professional Master programme was designed.It is part of the development of PSUAD, the sole higher education institution offering an undergraduate programme in the history of art and archaeology in the Gulf region since 2006. To offer a first class education, PSUAD has decided to enlarge the scope of its know-how through a partnership with the scientific teams of the Ecole du Louvre and the future Louvre Abu Dhabi.... [-]


Master in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2016 USA New York

The Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice combines the rigorous study of fashion and textile history with hands-on training in the analysis [+]

Master in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice

The Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice combines the rigorous study of fashion and textile history with hands-on training in the analysis, conservation, storage, and exhibition of textile and costume materials, and in collections management and exhibition planning and design.

The hallmark of this interdisciplinary program is its blend of theory and practice. You’ll study the historical and cultural significance of fashion interpretation, and be trained to approach costume and textile history from various traditional and innovative perspectives. You’ll also learn practical skills, from how to identify fibers and treat various kinds of objects, to the proper way to roll a textile and dress a mannequin.... [-]


Master in Museum Studies

University of Aberdeen
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2 years August 2017 United Kingdom Aberdeen + 1 more

Museums have become an important field of study, with a wide range of research focusing on their history, collections, practices and social roles. The MLitt in Museum Studies makes much use of the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience... [+]

Master in Museum Studies

Programme Length

MLitt 12 months full-time, 24 months part-time

Aims

Museums have become an important field of study, with a wide range of research focusing on their history, collections, practices and social roles. The MLitt in Museum Studies makes much use of the University’s own internationally important collections and museums to explore these issues and to give practical experience of working in a museum, working closely with professional as well as academic staff.

Syllabus

In the first half-session a core course ‘The Museum Idea’ focuses on the history and theory of collecting and museums, with the second half-session core course ‘Curating an Exhibition’ includings a wide range of practical experiences as students play the key role in creating the King’s Museum’s summer exhibition. Alongside these core courses, students will be able to choose two courses from a range of electives drawn from disciplines such as Anthropology, Archaeology, Business Studies, History of Art, History, Law and Literature. During the summer those students with a research interest are able to complete a dissertation, while those with a more vocational interest produce a project based on a 20 day placement in a museum.... [-]


Master in Restoration and Conservation

University of Dubrovnik
Campus Full time 2 years October 2016 Croatia Dubrovnik

The graduate study in Restoration and Conservation (wood, paper, textile, metal and ceramics) lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of Master in Conservation and Restoration (wood, paper, textile, metal, ceramics). [+]

Restoration and Conservation (wood, paper, textile, metal and ceramics)

The graduate study in Restoration and Conservation (wood, paper, textile, metal  and ceramics) lasts two years, i.e. four semesters (120 ECTS credits). Upon completion of the graduate study, students acquire the academic degree of  Master in Conservation and Restoration (wood, paper, textile, metal, ceramics).

Upon successful completion of this study, students are qualified for employment in  state  administration,  in  county  and/or  town  offices  in  charge  of  culture  and  monument  protection,  in  museums,  galleries,  restoration  and  conservation  workshops or archives, or they can start their own business. This study is the only one of its kind in Croatia, and it is fully in line with the Bologna  Declaration. The framework of this program implies the day to day cooperation of  teachers  and  students,  the mobility  of  both  teachers  and  students  during  the  course and the possibility for the students to enrol in any course of a similar profile  and level (expressed in ECTS credits) in universities of the European Union that  offer compatible studies.... [-]


Master in Curation

Norwich University of the Arts
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Norwich

Curation is a process of mediation and creative thinking and this course will provide a direct experience of developing and managing this practice [+]

MA Curation

Curation is a process of mediation and creative thinking and this course will provide a direct experience of developing and managing this practice.

This MA is distinctive in that it will appeal to applicants who are creative practitioners and historians of art, design and media as well as those from a humanities or even a science background, who have interests in communicating visually through traditional and alternative spaces.

The course team views curation in its widest sense, and will support you in bringing together objects, still and moving images and/or texts into a coherent, contextualised and critical whole.

The exhibition may encompass a range of public outcomes across the areas of art, design and media, from gallery-based displays to film programmes, from public art to open access archives.... [-]


Master in Heritage Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Bath

This course poses challenging questions about our thinking and practice, and offers students the opportunity to explore this through a series of practical projects, working in partnership with a [+]

Master in Heritage Management

 

The ways in which we understand and manage ‘heritage’ are changing rapidly, while the physical remains of our past – buildings, landscapes, city streets, archives, artefacts and archaeological sites – and the intangible associations of tradition, language and memory continue to shape the ways in which we live our lives.

 

This course poses challenging questions about our thinking and practice, and offers students the opportunity to explore this through a series of practical projects, working in partnership with a wide range of heritage organisations across Bath, the region, and beyond. We will help you set heritage in its social, political and economic context, and support you in a series of placements so that you can see how this plays out on the ground, for real.... [-]


Master in Curatorial Practice

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2016 United Kingdom Bath

The course takes a broad view of curatorial practice and the programme includes consideration of activities in the private domain of the domestic interior, and in virtual reality, as well as [+]

Master in Curatorial Practice

This innovative course benefits from collaborative relationships with museums and galleries of national and international significance, notably the Holburne Museum, Arnolfini, Bristol and Bristol City Museum and Art Gallery. It covers a wide range of curatorial approaches, from management of the historical collection to creative curating of cutting edge contemporary art, craft and design.

The course takes a broad view of curatorial practice and the programme includes consideration of activities in the private domain of the domestic interior, and in virtual reality, as well as commercial treatments, such as shop window display.

The course is offered in both full and part-time modes. It is normally one year, (3 trimesters) in duration in full time mode or 6 trimesters in part-time mode. The first two trimesters comprise taught sessions and assessed projects, while the Master's Project in the final part of the course is by negotiated project only. Completion of the first 2 modules on the course lead to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate, and completion of the first 4 modules leads to the award of the Postgraduate Diploma. Subsequent completion of the MA double module leads to the award of MA Curatorial Practice.... [-]


Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Studies

Lorenzo de' Medici Institute (LdM)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2016 Italy Florence

The Master of Arts in Museum Studies is offered by Marist College and the Lorenzo de' Medici Institute, starting in 2010, with courses taught at LdM Florence. The M.A. in Museum Studies offers students an advanced, in-depth exploration .... [+]

Master of Arts (MA) in Museum Studies

Marist-LdM Graduate Degree Program

The Master of Arts in Museum Studies is offered by Marist College and the Lorenzo de' Medici Institute, starting in 2010, with courses taught at LdM Florence. The M.A. in Museum Studies offers students an advanced, in-depth exploration of how museums operate within their social and cultural contexts. Museums are studied from an international comparative perspective, with a special emphasis on examining the ways in which these institutions engage with the public. Guest lectures by museum professionals expose students to a wide variety of international perspectives, widening their horizons, while visits to museums, historical monuments, archives, libraries, and other institutions essentially use Florence as a classroom.... [-]