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Dual Master Curating Art and Cultures (Heritage Studies)

Curating Art and Cultures (Heritage Studies)

Curating Art and Cultures is a unique, professional Master's designed to train the curators of the future. The programme is offered jointly by the UvA, the VU University and leading museums in the Netherlands.

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An academic approach to curating

Taking place in both the lecture hall and the exhibition space, the Dual Master’s in Curating Art and Cultures responds to the growing demand for academically-grounded curatorial 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.

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A curator in training

In addition to developing your theoretical knowledge, you will also have the opportunity to work as a ‘curator in training’ during the curatorial internship at one of the programme’s partner museums and cultural institutions. During the year-long internship, unique among curatorial and museum studies programmes around the world, you will receive hands-on training in all aspects of professional museum practice, from research for publications to organising exhibitions. You will also take part in collection acquisition, registration, management, art handling and display, and restoration and conservation. In short, this is your chance to dive headfirst into the many aspects of the curatorial profession.

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Degree certificate

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).

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Curating Art and Cultures (Heritage Studies)
Degree programme MA Heritage Studies
Type Regular study programme
Mode Full-time
Credits 120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction English
Starts in September
CROHO code 60836