Curating Art and Cultures is a unique, two-year Dual Master's programme designed to train the curators and museum researchers of the future. The programme is offered jointly by the UvA, the VU University and leading museums in the Netherlands (a.o. Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Van Abbe Museum). Within the programme you have the opportunity to specialise in Curating Art and Cultures or in Arts of the Netherlands.
Taking place in both the lecture hall and institutional spaces, the Dual Master’s in Curating Art and Cultures responds to the growing demand for academically-grounded museum professionals with excellent (inter)disciplinary and theoretical backgrounds. The programme teaches you to engage with crucial theoretical concepts and contemporary issues regarding the collection and display of art objects and cultural artefacts. It also encourages you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge and develop your research skills.
Students choose one of two unique specialisations: Curating Art and Cultures or Arts of the Netherlands. The first specialisation focuses on curatorial theory and practice, while the second highlights research into Dutch art in a global context.
Specialisation Curating Art and Cultures
With its multi-disciplinary approach, Curating Art and Cultures both develops your theoretical knowledge and provides you with the opportunity to work as a curator-in-training during the one-year curatorial internship at one of the programme’s partner museums or cultural institutions. You will take part in collection acquisition, registration, management, art handling and display, exhibition production, and restoration and conservation. In short, this is your chance to dive headfirst into the many aspects of the curatorial profession.
Specialisation Arts of the Netherlands
Arts of the Netherlands takes a historical and object-oriented approach and aims to teach students how to carry out cutting-edge research on Netherlandish art in an international context. Students will develop academic research methods both in the classroom and during a seven-month internship. This provides unmatched opportunities for examining and investigating the physical objects of our studies and for exploring the academic approach to art-historical research within the museum. The programme is committed to the study of painting, prints, drawings, sculpture and applied arts.
As a student in the Master’s programme Curating Arts and Cultures you will be expected to have the following knowledge, insight and skills:
The Dual Master’s in Curating Art and Cultures is a programme of the accredited degree programme Heritage Studies. After successful completion of this programme, you will receive a legally accredited Master’s degree in Heritage Studies and the title Master of Arts (MA).
|Degree programme||MA Heritage Studies|
|Type||Regular study programme|
|Credits||120 ECTS, 24 months|
|Language of instruction||English|