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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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ESDi - Design School

The Master's Degree in Commissariat of Digital Art attends to the needs of professional and academic training in the curating of exhibitions, theory of art and design, cr ... [+]

The Master's Degree in Curatorial of Digital Art attends to the needs of professional and academic training in the curating of exhibitions, theory of art and design, criticism or cultural management, with the particularity of being specialized in the creation and use of new technologies.

The master's degree, with 60 ECTS credits, is the first curatorial program in art and new media of an official nature that is taught in Spain, to take an academic year, 46 compulsory ECTS and 28 electives are considered, of which one must study 14. Of the 28 elective ECTS credits, there are some subjects of professional aspect and others of investigative aspect.

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Spain Sabadell Barcelona
November 2019
Full-time
1 year
Campus
Zurich University of the Arts

The CAS/MAS in Curating is a discursive platform focusing on key areas of museology, contemporary exhibition-making and curating. It has a strong practical orientation – ... [+]

Taught modules, group activities, seminars, excursions and lectures delivered by a team of acclaimed international guest lecturers serve to build essential knowledge and skills in the field of museology and curating. Coursework also involves research and the development of individual and group projects from start to finish.

Degree programme content and structure

The Postgraduate Programme in Curating at Zurich Univer­sity of the Arts (ZHdK) is a discursive platform focusing on key ar­eas of contemporary exhibition­making. It has a strong practical orientation. Taught modules, group activities, seminars, and lec­tures delivered by a team of acclaimed international guest lecturers serve to build essential knowledge and skills in the field of curating. Coursework also involves research and the development of individ­ual and group projects from start to finish.... [-]

Switzerland Zürich
February 2020
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 4 semesters
Campus
Online
Online & Campus Combined
Palazzo Spinelli Group

The aim of the course is to provide graduates with the skills to design, manage and implement museum services, responding to market demand for people with specific manage ... [+]

The aim of the course is to provide graduates with the skills to design, manage and implement museum services, responding to market demand for people with specific managerial capabilities.

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Italy Florence
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Italian
Full-time
1500 hours
Campus
Across the Pond

Museum Studies is not something you may grow up wanting to study, however, it is a fantastic way to learn about art, aesthetics, archaeological objects, business, and his ... [+]

Museum Studies is not something you may grow up wanting to study, however, it is a fantastic way to learn about art, aesthetics, archaeological objects, business, and history all in one subject. Even better, to be able to study it in a country that is rich with artefacts and culture. Each of our partners that offer Museum Studies, brings something different to their respective programs. It is important to know what you would like to focus on (art museums, business aspects of running a museum, classics, etc.) in order to make the right decision for yourself.

As an undergraduate student, you can expect more of a comprehensive program that focuses broadly on museums and another closely related subject. This could be History of Art with Museum Studies at the University of East Anglia or the University of Leeds or Museum and Classical Studies at the University of Reading. Interested in learning about and creating the exhibits that objects are displayed in? The University of Lincoln’s Design for Exhibition and Museums may be the choice for you. This is a really great course for those of you who are interested in a certain historical/art subject but would like to broaden the scope to master something else as well. It also opens the door to many different master’s programs in the humanities subjects.... [-]

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August 2020
Full-time
Campus
International University of Languages and Media

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 ... [+]

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 in this Course also to students abroad under an attentive Tutorship. The Summer School will be held at 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 as 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.... [-]

Italy Milan
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Part-time
1 semester
Online & Campus Combined
Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi

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

Paris-Sorbonne University (Paris IV) and the Ecole du Louvre offer 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 responding to these requirements, that this professional Master programme was designed.... [-]

United Arab Emirates Abu Dhabi
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Fashion Institute of Technology

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 train ... [+]

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.... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Universidade da Coruña

Structure of the Study Compulsory Subjects History of European Culture and Thought Cultural Heritage and Museology Bibliographical Heritage Documentary and Archival ... [+]

Structure of the Study

Mandatory Courses

History of European Culture and Thought Cultural Heritage and Museology Bibliographic Documentary and Archival Heritage Spanish System of Museums, Archives and Libraries Methodology for Research in Humanities and Documentation Seminars on Current Trends in Museums, Archives and Libraries

Specialty in Museums

History of Museums and Collecting Museums and New Technologies Museology Organization and Management of Museums Cultural Policies and Legislation Cultural and Information Marketing Literature and Museum Houses Ethics and Professional Deontology Territory Museum and Cultural Tourism: Interpretation of Heritage Natural Spaces and Ecomuseums Musealization of the Archaeological Heritage Musealization of the Marine Environment and Fishing Culture ... [-]
Spain Ferrol
September 2019
Spanish
Full-time
1 year
Campus
University of St Andrews

The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies prepares students for employment in museums, principally as curators, with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and o ... [+]

The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies prepares students for employment in museums, principally as curators, with broad training in all types of museums, galleries and other heritage facilities.

The MLitt in Museum and Gallery Studies is aimed at students wanting to start a career in museum or gallery work, or for those looking for a mid-career change. The part-time course is designed for museum and gallery employees or volunteers who wish to study while continuing with their work.

Highlights The degree provides broad training, covering all types of museums, galleries and heritage facilities, and includes the principles of conservation, museum education, exhibition planning and design, and management. Teaching normally takes place at the Museum of the University of St Andrews (MUSA), and structured visits to museums, art galleries, historic houses, ships and other heritage sites are an essential part of the programme. Students undertake practical project work with a wide variety of host organisations, from Aberdeen to Edinburgh. This includes the University's Museum Collections which hold over 100,000 artefacts and specimens in a wide range of subject areas, from art to zoology. Full-time students have the opportunity to curate professional exhibitions in the University's galleries and Fife Cultural Trust's St Andrews Museum, which enables you to develop relevant practical skills. Students may also apply to take part in a summer exchange programme with the École du Louvre in Paris. Teaching format ... [-]
United Kingdom Saint Andrews
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Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 years
Campus
University of Toronto Faculty of Information

The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of muse ... [+]

The Master of Museum Studies (MMSt) is the only English-speaking master’s program of its kind in Canada. It is both academic and professional from the integration of museological theory with experience.

Museum professionals manage collections, create educational programs for the public, organize exhibitions, manage projects, run cultural institutions, and many other aspects of museum and heritage work. They uncover stories, bring them to life, and preserve for future generations. These professions are undergoing constant evolution driven by the changes in the modern digital information era.

Program Features Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the functions of museums in their broader social and cultural contexts. Be forward-focused and understand where museums are headed in the future. Develop a strong theoretical background and professional understanding of museum origins, ideologies, changing philosophies, and current practices. Learn methodologies for research. Core courses examine the museological scholarship and its practical application in different environments and facets, including: collections curatorship digital heritage global cultures and museums museum education and programming museum management Develop practical skills and pursue special interests by participating in: an optional 12-week summer internship a graduating exhibition project option (if not taking the Thesis option) Student Learning Outcomes ... [-]
Canada Toronto
September 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
University of Bologna

The international curriculum of the Master in Arts, Museology, and Curatorship is aimed at discussing the different methodologies in the fields of valorization of the art ... [+]

The international curriculum of the Master in Arts, Museology, and Curatorship (AMaC) is aimed at discussing the different methodologies in the fields of valorization of the arts, museology and curatorship in an international perspective.

In their first year, students will acquire a deep historical, critical and operational knowledge of the arts system and its challenges. In their second year, students will practically apply the theoretical issues, specializing in one of three specific areas: Valorisation of the Arts, Museums and Museology and Curatorship.

5 Reasons to Enrol on the Degree Programme

1. You can gain a solid art history grounding from the medieval to the contemporary period.... [-]

Italy Bologna
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Full-time
2 years
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

The Pathway in Curatorial Practices: Film, Media & Visual Arts is a two-year, full-time Masters programme designed to develop professional and academic excellence in ... [+]

View of artist Tania Candiani installation for the Srishti Outpost group exhibition at the Kochi-Muziris biennale (2017).

Srishti Institute of Art, Design & Technology offers a pathway in Curatorial Practices: Film, Media & Visual Arts. This is a two-year, full-time Masters programme designed to develop professional and academic excellence in the field of curating and to encourage students to curate projects and create a national and international network of peers and collaborators for their work.This specialisation is founded on the premise that there is no separation between practice and theory in curatorial work and that curators operate across a vast ecology of contexts and spaces, from the museum, to the commercial gallery, to the artist-led space, to the festival, to a lab, to new creative ventures. In today’s art world, the role of the curator often blends in with that of the artist, the publisher, the researcher, the archivist, and the creative entrepreneur. This programme responds to such interdisciplinarity by offering practice-led learning that combines the study of art history, aesthetics and exhibition histories with developing skills in critical writing and thinking, as well as project development and management. The students will explore the ethical, philosophical and political dimensions of current debates in contemporary art and culture, and will be encouraged to respond to the historical, political and cultural contexts of South Asia.The programme adopts the methodology of fine art practice and supports the development of an independent practice and research. It will offer a combination of taught seminars... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology

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 ... [+]

Image showing significant elements of architecture and landscapes in Hoysala, documented during the study tour (Source: SUI-Srishti; Dr. Jyoti Hosagrahar)

Vision

This program is one of the two postgraduate programs established under the UNESCO Chair in Culture, Habitat, and Sustainable Development at Srishti. The program is designed to deliver familiarity with international and national, norms and standards of heritage interpretation and management, based on the foundation of the World Heritage Convention. Furthermore, the courses will be driven towards exploring new processes of designing, managing and planning for preserving heritage sites and the surrounding milieu; such that the outcomes will benefit local communities, and nurture creative entrepreneurship within the eclectic cultural landscapes.... [-]

India Bengaluru
July 2020
Full-time
2 years
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice

3rd edition - Today, curating contemporary art requires as many skills as there are artistic contexts and languages. Whereas a solid cultural background is as important a ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Today, curating contemporary art requires as many skills as there are artistic contexts and languages. Whereas a solid cultural background is as important as management and communication skills, what is even more crucial for a 21st Century Curator is to build a stable network of relationships to make a curatorial project tangible and widely expandable.

For this reason, thanks to the prestige and unique position of the city of Venice, participants have the opportunity to engage critically and actively in current debates in curatorial practice and contemporary art and to operate in the Biennale context, incubator for excellence and innovation. The course leads students to practically learn the job of a Curator in all its forms, also thanks to an international Faculty that includes some of the most prominent professionals of the art world. This way, participants get to know the curatorial methods that institutions such as Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Fondation Pinault, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia and Christie's apply.... [-]

Italy Venice
January 2020
Full-time
12 months
Campus
University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences

The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in museum studies where students prepare for leadership positions in artistic, cultural, and heritage orga ... [+]

MA in Museum Studies

Designing spaces for community engagement and public dialogue. The University of San Francisco offers a unique master’s degree in museum studies where students prepare for leadership positions in artistic, cultural, and heritage organizations that operate in a constantly changing social dynamic.

Our sixteen-month curriculum is flexible, providing students with the comprehensive knowledge and hands-on experience to assume a variety of roles within cultural, artistic, and heritage organizations.

The program prepares students for positions of leadership in artistic, cultural, educational and heritage organizations and for long-term professional growth. The curriculum consists of core seminars, hands-on practica, one-on-one advising and mentoring, electives tailored to students' interests and a full-time summer internship in an institution of the student's choice.... [-]

USA San Francisco
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Full-time
16 months
Campus