Master's Degree in Advanced Studies of Museums and Artistic-Historical Heritage

General

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Program Description

  • Type of education: Face-to-face.
  • Number of new places offered: 30
  • Total credits: 90
  • Languages taught: Spanish.
  • Guide price: € 45.02 per credit.
  • Master's Scholarship: see relevant information here .

About

The profound changes that the idea of museum and the notion of heritage have undergone in recent decades are among the most revolutionary cultural modifications of the late 20th century. There is an obvious need to train qualified professionals not only for the tasks of heritage conservation, dissemination and management, but also for those who promote their best knowledge, study and adequate understanding; in short, to train professionals capable of responding critically to these new challenges.

With this objective, the Master in Advanced Studies of Museums and Historical-Artistic Heritage of the UCM aspires to offer theoretical-practical training of a marked interdisciplinary nature, based on very diverse cultural, historical, scientific, technical and experimental knowledge. Along with them, those of administrative and economic management are complemented by others of a sociological and political nature, so as to ensure a solid and innovative preparation in the field of research, teaching and professional work. Due to the eminently professional content of these studies, the graduates of the Master will be able to immediately and effectively integrate into pre-existing structures as well as to devise, manage and administer programs for newly created museums and heritage institutions.

Academic year 2020-21

No defined course

Code

Subject

Character

Credits

Offered

605282

Museum architecture

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

605291

The Current Museum: New Exhibition Spaces, Collecting and Art Market

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

605292

The Prado Museum

Optional

6.0

Yes

605293

The Reina Sofía National Art Center Museum

Optional

6.0

Yes

605285

Management and Planning of Museums and Temporary Exhibitions

Optional

6.0

Yes

605281

History of Collecting and the Public Museum

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

605287

Research in the Museum: Inventories, Catalogs and Analysis

Optional

6.0

Yes

605284

Museum Legislation

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

605283

Historic-Artistic Heritage Legislation

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

605288

Archaeological, Ecclesiastical and Medieval Art Museums

Optional

6.0

Yes

605290

Contemporary Art Museums and Public and Private Foundations

Optional

6.0

Yes

605289

Monographic Museums: Museum Houses and Thematic Museums

Optional

6.0

Yes

605294

National Heritage: Management of its Monuments, Collections, Gardens and Museums

Optional

6.0

Yes

605296

External Internships (Museums and Heritage)

External Practices

18.0

Yes

605286

Educational Programs and Cultural Mediation in Museums

Optional

6.0

Yes

605280

General Theory of the Museum and Artistic Historical Heritage

Compulsory

6.0

Yes

605295

Master's Thesis (Museums and Heritage)

Final Master's Project

12.0

Yes

goals

This University Master's Degree grants the student advanced academic training. Throughout these studies, the student will be provided with direct knowledge of museums and monuments with the corresponding visits to these centers, as well as to exhibitions, galleries, historical-artistic cities and historical landscapes, emphasizing museums, monuments and exhibitions. of the Community of Madrid and its surroundings.

Special emphasis will be placed on the notion of conservation, studying it from a current point of view, without forgetting its more practical aspects, such as the management and administration of museums, heritage and assets of artistic and cultural interest, as well as research ( inventories, catalogs and historical studies) of the museum and monumental collections.

The student who has completed these studies will be characterized by the rigor in handling the most current methodologies, terminology and sources (documentary, graphic and bibliographic) in this field, while knowing the circumstances of the conservation, management and dissemination of the works of art and goods of artistic and cultural interest. They will be able to optimally obtain, manage and disseminate information with advanced content related to the subject, to work individually and as a team and to act with adequate social ethics and professional deontology.

These last two aspects are of crucial importance in the field of museums and historical and artistic heritage, as assets that must be passed on to future generations in the best state of conservation, knowledge and social value, and also in relation to trade. of works of art.

Recipients

It is recommended to graduates and graduates in Art History, History, Archeology, Architecture, Fine Arts, Conservation and Restoration; although other access routes can be considered due to the interdisciplinary nature of these studies and the presumed access of students from other countries. All of them must have basic knowledge of Art History in order to properly follow the teachings. There will be no specific test, although previous training and its adequacy to the training objectives of the University Master will be taken into account in the admission process. Academic curricula with credits in Art History, History of Architecture, History, Conservation and Restoration, official studies previously carried out in the field of museology, historical-artistic heritage, cultural management and design and curating will be preferred. of museums and temporary exhibitions. Knowledge of languages will also be valued.

Why study this master?

The professional opportunities after obtaining the title are:

  • Museum curator; curator and manager of historical-artistic heritage.
  • Documentation in cultural institutions: arrangement, inventory, cataloging and treatment of various documents.
  • Consulting and management of cultural activities: cultural foundations, conferences, trips.
  • Consulting and management of art galleries and art auction rooms.
  • Media: demand for qualified professionals capable of knowing and understanding and disseminating issues related to museums and historical-artistic heritage in all its breadth, diversity and complexity.

Admission requirements for masters

Non-enabling university masters

  • Be in possession of any of the following titles:
    • Spanish official university degree .
    • Title issued by an institution of the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) and empowering in the country of issue for access to Master's education.
    • Title of educational systems outside the EHEA that empowers in the country of issuance for access to Master's education, homologated or declared equivalent to the degree and academic level of Degree or Degree by the Ministry of Education and Vocational Training . In case of lacking the mentioned homologation or equivalency, it will be necessary to have authorization or access permission granted by this University.
  • Or be carrying out during the course in which you pre-enroll studies leading to the obtaining of any of the previous degrees and be in a position to prove the obtaining of the same before September 30, 2020 .
  • In addition, students from foreign educational systems, whose mother tongue is different from Spanish, must prove level B2 of the Spanish language (or higher) .
  • Specific requirements that any of the requested masters may have. You can consult it by accessing the website of the Master itself.
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