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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Master in Conservation and Restoration

Academy of Fine Arts and Design
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Slovakia Bratislava

Study of restoration is a founding department at the AFAD. In preparatory classes the students learn to orient themselves in painting or sculpture expressing and feeling, while from the beginning the understanding of the entire restoration process with a maximal artistic and ethical responsibility is emphasized, as well as the autonomous role of restorer in the structure of memorial care, gallery and museum practice. [+]

Masters in Museology. Study of restoration is a founding department at the AFAD. In preparatory classes the students learn to orient themselves in painting or sculpture expressing and feeling, while from the beginning the understanding of the entire restoration process with a maximal artistic and ethical responsibility is emphasized, as well as the autonomous role of restorer in the structure of memorial care, gallery and museum practice. Students may specialize in the restoration of printed works of art, stone or wooden sculptures. If you want to know more about the work of a restorer, see the following video. This is a part of the documentary series The Spectrum of Science, which was dedicated to the Conservation and Restoration Department. Specializations Studio of Painting preparation for Conservators and Restorers Studio of Wooden Sculptures Conservation and Restoration Studio of Stone Sculptures and Stone Segments of Architecture Conservation and Restoration Studio of Wall Paintings Conservation and Restoration Studio of Easel and Panel Paintings Conservation and Restoration Studio of Artwork on Paper and Photography Restoration Studio of Textile Conservation and Restoration Studio of Sculptural Preparation for Conservators and Restorers Studio of Painting preparation for Conservators and Restorers Painting preparation - 1st year of study: restorers painters and sculptors Studio of painting preparation - 2nd year of study: restorers painters The basic idea of the concept of the Studio of painting preparation is the creation and development of visual sensitivity and visual literacy. Studio of Wooden Sculptures Conservation and Restoration Knowledge from bachelor´s level of... [-]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2017 India Bangalore

Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. [+]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management Identification of significant elements of architecture, buildings, sites – natural and cultural in Belur – academic exercise undertaken by Srishti student as part of SUI-Srishti Collaborative (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar) In a fast changing and rapidly globalizing world, the uniqueness and identity of place are becoming an important and non-renewable resource. Cultural and natural heritage are well-springs for both traditional and contemporary creative practices rooted in locality and place. How do we identify and assess the cultural (tangible and intangible) and environmental heritage of a place? How do we manage and protect these valuable resources? How can we improve such places and benefit their communities in ways that are compatible with the heritage values? How can places, their cultural and natural assets inform and inspire design and creative practices? How can we support local communities to manage their inheritance? Open to students in all design disciplines, the course aims to infuse a deep understanding of built and intangible cultural heritage and the natural environment in design. And enrich, interpret, plan, and integrate heritage places with sensitive and compatible design. The Master of Design in Heritage Design, Planning, and Management prepares students with the skills, knowledge, and tools to identify, document, evaluate, protect, manage, interpret cultural and natural heritage. They will plan creative solutions with minimal and sustainable interventions to improve basic infrastructure, presentation of places and their uniqueness to the benefit of local communities. Students also learn to derive knowledge and principles... [-]

Master in Museology New Media and Museum Communication

International University of Languages and Media
Online & Campus Combined Part time 1 semester January 2018 Italy Milan

Our Master Course has a unique approach to museology in its most innovative trends especially at the European level. It is carried on under the auspices of the European Museum Academy Foundation (NL) which contributes with its experts and with didactic resources. Online modules offer the chance to take part into this Course also to students abroad under an attentive Tutorship. [+]

Masters in Museology. Master Objective Our Master Course has a unique approach to museology in its most innovative trends especially at the European level. It is carried on under the auspices of the European Museum Academy Foundation (NL) which contributes with its experts and with didactic resources. Online modules offer the chance to take part into this Course also to students abroad under an attentive Tutorship. The Summer School will be held in the IULM Campus in Milan, a worldwide capital of design and fashion and the most vibrant Italian town. Seminars are planned in Milan as well as in other European venues. This Master Course is designed for those interested in acquiring expertise in contemporary museology and the interlinkages between museum and heritage as well in new media and museum communication. Graduates from the course will be ready to pursue careers in museums and heritage institutions, cultural organizations, educational agencies dealing with heritage issues. Master programme The study programme consists of: One Seminar of 5 days in Milan at the opening of the Course; 4 on-line Modules with the participation of experts and practitioners with a documented international experience; 6 days of Summer School and diplomas giving ceremony in Milan including one day excursion to Venice; Free attendance at optional international meetings co-organized by the European Museum Academy during the semester. This programme is subject to minor changes due to organizational circumstances. Topics Milan Seminar The Evolution of the Museum Definition Museums Management Total Quality Management in Museums Exhibition... [-]

Contemporary Art Conservation - First Level Master

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Venice

The theme of the Contemporary Art Conservation is a crucial issue, now at the center of ongoing debates and controversies. The variety and originality of materials used, the ephemeral and the perishable nature of some works, the use of new media and to end the immateriality of some performances and happenings mean that it is a field in constant and rapid development in which specialists are lacking professionals who can deal with this enormous and priceless heritage. From this starting point and individual specificities of the two sites, Academy of Fine Arts Aldo Galli - IED Como and the European Institute of Design in Venice have formed a partnership that offers an ambitious project of Higher Education: Masters in Contemporary Art Conservation, a program centered on the theme of conservation of contemporary works of art and restoration of the materials used in its production. [+]

THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Who is The course is aimed at those who wish to acquire a theoretical and practical specific part of the contemporary conservation, both at work preserving level of work on it. While representing an asset, previous studies in fine arts academies and schools of restoration are not a prerequisite to be able to access the course. Structure and Methodology The goal of the Master in Contemporary Art Conservation is to outline a methodologically address to critically address the existing problems in the conservation field, including whether, how and when to intervene on the work. Organized in modules, the course is divided into two parts, held at the premises of Venice and Como, which will offer a unique opportunity to study and investigation by the intervention of professionals-teachers working in the field and the opportunity to visit and get to know museums and institutions of the most important in the world. Will be held at Venice IED courses related to the field of conservation, analyzing, after a historic-artistic introductory session, the critical issues and issues related to equipment, handling and preventive conservation of contemporary works of art. They will also address issues related to them, in order to develop specific skills related to the production of economic value, as an assistant to the cultural and symbolic typical of works of art. At the Academy of Fine Arts Aldo Galli - IED Como, it will be carried out the study related to the theme of the contemporary... [-]

Master in Curatorial Practice

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 12 months March 2017 Italy Venice

The Master in Curatorial Practice promoted by IED Venice is a program dealing in a complete and pragmatic way with the exhibition design direction and management related to the art field and beyond, training professionals ready to enter with full rights the art industry. [+]

Masters in Museology. Target This study path is designed for post-graduate students coming from all over the world who want to specialize professionally in the curatorial sector, including museums, galleries, fairs or for auction houses. Previous study in the field of Arts and Management are desirable, but not essential. Methodology and Structure The curriculum of the course consists of surveys of modern and international contemporary art, as well as close consideration of visual arts institutions and practices, training in exhibition organization and public programs in museums and not-for-profit galleries, commissioning, writing, publishing and commercial gallery activity. The teaching combines lecture-based courses, self-initiated research, seminars, site visits, and collaborative work. It also involves the realization of a project in partnership with a national pavilion at the Venice Biennale. The duration of the Masters program is divided as follows: seven months of lectures, lab activities, museum and gallery visits, integrated with individual study, project development and three months dedicated to the elaboration of a final Thesis Project that can be undertaken alone or in a group. The Masters program has a very pragmatic approach, providing students with methodology and a step-by-step path that will lead to the realization of an exhibition project. For that reason its structure is divided into 3 main parts: - AREA 1_THEORY The first part provides students with solid introduction to the history of post-WW2 modern and contemporary art, and a critical analysis of recent trends. The history of exhibitions is analyzed in the light of museology, leading... [-]

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 2017 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 Heritage Management

Bath Spa University
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 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 2017 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's Degree In Rehabilitation And Restoration Of Heritage

laSalle Barcelona Postgraduate
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

The University Rehabilitation Master and Heritage Restoration (MGICR) trains professionals in the field of rehabilitation and restoration with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge in aspects of diagnosis, intervention techniques or knowledge of injuries items construction of traditional systems. [+]

The Master Rehabilitation and Restoration of Heritage (MGICR) professionals in the field of rehabilitation and restoration with a high level of theoretical and practical knowledge in aspects of diagnosis, intervention techniques or knowledge of the injuries of the constructive elements of traditional systems form. The program also responds to the current demand from the construction to have a professional with the ability to develop, with guarantees, management building process industry from a holistic perspective and with the particular focus of each of their specialties offer. The Master is the 4th best in Spain for Real State Management sector according Eduniversal Ranking. What do you prepare? Train professionals in the field of rehabilitation and restoration professionals with a high level of theoretical knowledge - practical aspects of diagnosis, intervention techniques, knowledge of the injuries of the constructive elements of traditional systems: ceilings (ceramic , wood, concrete, aluminous cement, steel) vertical elements and foundations. Form in legislative and regulatory aspects of intervention in heritage buildings and awareness on the values ​​of heritage protection. To whom it May concern? Senior Architects and Technicians, Engineers, Senior Industrial and technicians who want to extend the knowledge acquired in the training areas of their careers, in the context of the overall management of the building process and from an eminently practical and business perspective power transmission of accumulated experience, through a specialized teacher. Students who complete the Master in Integral Construction Management They will have the necessary skills to enter the world of work, in any... [-]

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

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Full time 9 months September 2017 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 in Museology. 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... [-]

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... [-]

Masters in Events and Exhibition Management

Birmingham City University Faculty of Art, Design and Media
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 3 years September 2017 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.... [-]


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

Fashion Institute of Technology
Campus Full time September 2017 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.... [-]