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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M.A. in Museum Studies

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2018 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 Museum Studies

Across the Pond
Campus Full time August 2018 United Kingdom Aberdeen Belfast Brighton Canterbury Cardiff Chester Cirencester Colchester Edinburgh Epsom Exeter Falmouth Farnham Glasgow Guildford Huddersfield Leeds Leicester Lincoln Liverpool London Loughborough Manchester Newcastle Norwich Nottingham Oxford Reading Rochester Sheffield + 28 more

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 artifacts and culture. Each of our partners that offers Museum Studies, brings something different to their respective programs. [+]

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 artifacts and culture. Each of our partners that offers 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 University of East Anglia or University of Leeds, or Museum and Classical Studies at University of Reading. Interested in learning about and creating the exhibits that objects are displayed in? Then 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. As a postgraduate student you can expect more of a focus on museum’s and galleries. This can range from exhibit design, curation and management, classical objects, modern art, and many more. Your... [-]

Masters In Use And Management Of Cultural Heritage

Universidad de La Laguna
Campus Full time 2 semesters September 2017 Spain Santa Cruz de Tenerife

Today it is more than evident that the field of cultural property, tourism and cultural entertainment, is becoming one of the largest and strongest economic assets of our immediate future. [+]

Masters in Museology. Today it is more than evident that the field of cultural property, tourism and cultural entertainment, is becoming one of the largest and strongest economic assets of our immediate future. The Cultural heritage, Its management and safeguarding, is presented as an innovative area and in continuous development, repeatedly demanded by society and its administrations, which demands specialized studies that fill the gaps between the protection of patrimonial resources and their proper management, use and put in value. It is these reasons that lead the University of La Laguna to create the Master in Use and Management of Cultural Heritage, In order to give a satisfactory response to the training of professionals in one of the emerging areas with a future, and which requires the best training of those who have to manage the structures, contents and tasks in public and private entities, agencies and institutions , Whose purpose is the care, defense and dissemination of heritage, goods and cultural services. The curriculum is characterized by a comprehensive, interdisciplinary approach, with a clear professional orientation, which converge seminars, workshops, assignments and projects conducted by a varied cast of professors from a proven level and experience, and with a period intended to external practices in organizations and institutions of the sector. Admission profile. It is aimed at various degrees: Licensed and / or graduates in Fine Arts, Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, Design, History, Archaeology, Art History, Cultural Management, Geography and Planning, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Technical Architecture... [-]

Master - The History And Methodology Of Art History / Modern Research And Design Technology In Art

Far Eastern Federal University
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Russia Vladivostok

The program is aimed at training of masters in the field of Byzantine art, intercultural communication, folk art and creativity, the arts of the Far East and the Pacific Rim countries, artistic innovation in the art of XX century. [+]

Program Overview The program is aimed at training of masters in the field of Byzantine art, intercultural communication, folk art and creativity, the arts of the Far East and the Pacific Rim countries, artistic innovation in the art of XX century. acquired competence conducting cultural studies; creation of independent creative projects, from business planning rationale developed by start-up, a leader in the field of culture and art. Competitive advantages practice-oriented training on the basis of museums, theaters, libraries, art galleries, exhibition centers; flexible combination of research approaches in the theoretical, historical, education and training on the organization of the project of art in modern conditions; opportunity to continue their education in graduate school on the basis of Far Eastern Federal University on the subject "Theory and History of Art"; dissertation council on art and culture. The area of ​​professional activity and employment public authorities protection of historical and cultural heritage; museums; art galleries; art colleges and schools; research and design departments of arts organizations and tourism; research centers; mass media. Approximate curriculum Actual problems of the Art History Methodology (Actual problems of the methodology of the history of art) Interdisciplinary approaches in contemporary art history and theory Problems of studying the art of the Far East Organization of art-project activities Organization of congress and exhibition activities Methodology of scientific research (research methodology) Trends and schools of foreign art history (historiography) Trends and schools of Russian art history (historiography) Methodological problems of Early-Christian and Byzantine Art research (Methodological problems in the... [-]

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. [+]

Masters in Museology. 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... [-]

M.Des. in Heritage Design, Planning & Management

Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology
Campus Full time 2 years July 2018 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... [-]

Master in Curatorial Practice

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 12 months January 2018 Italy Venice

The Master course in Curatorial Practice promoted by IED Venezia is a programme that deals 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. Strong point is the prestige and uniqueness of Venice, main player of the current debate on curatorial issues, generator of professional excellence. [+]

The global scenario of the art system includes today a growing number of physical and virtual venues representing a wide range of curatorial projects opportunities: museums, exhibition areas, public and private galleries, biennals, fairs, platforms, websites, etc. The Master course in Curatorial Practice promoted by IED Venezia is a programme that deals 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. Strong point is the prestige and uniqueness of Venice, main player of the current debate on curatorial issues, generator of professional excellence. The international faculty is coordinated by Jonathan Watkins and includes leading curators, scholars in the humanities, artists, and art professionals, coming from many prominent institutions such as the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Fondation Pinault, Fondazione La Biennale di Venezia, Ruya Foundation, Beirut Art Center, and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía in Madrid. Career opportunities - At the end of the Master course, participants may pursue careers in museums and not-for-profit galleries as well as in commercial galleries, fairs, and auction houses. They also consider roles in emerging areas such as criticism, education, consultancy, and artist studio management. Target - The course is designed for postgraduate students who want to specialise 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 investigates modern and international... [-]

Master in History of Art and Museum Studies

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 United Arab Emirates 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 University Abu Dhabi campus on Al Reem Island. The collaboration between these two prestigious French institutions is unprecedented. [+]

Masters in Museology. 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 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. A high level comprehensive education The theoretical part of the “history of art and museum studies” professional Master curriculum, as is the case today for the BA programme, will be ensured by visiting professors from the department of History of Art and Archaeology at the Paris Sorbonne University, while curators, restorers and specialised professors from the Ecole du Louvre will... [-]

Master in Museum Studies

Marist College - Italy
Campus Full time August 2018 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... [-]

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 Restoration and Conservation

University of Dubrovnik
Campus Full time 2 years October 2017 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 2018 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 of Arts (MA) in Museum Studies

Lorenzo de' Medici Institute (LdM)
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 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.... [-]