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Why Curating Art and Cultures at the UvA?

Hands-on, extended internship

The programme offers you the unique opportunity to gain curatorial and research skills and experience by means of a long internship. 

Strong connections with the professional field 

The programme has strong connections with the broader professional field, to which your research and curatorial practice make a direct contribution

In the heart of vibrant cultural hub Amsterdam

The city of Amsterdam with its rich history, and leading museums and cultural institutions, is an ideal base to start building your professional network.

Offered jointly by leading research universities and museums

Offered jointly by the UvA and VU Amsterdam in collaboration with leading Dutch museums (Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Van Abbe Museum, among many others).

Is Curating Art and Cultures right for you?

  1. You are interested in combining academic reflection with practice in the museum and curatorial fields. 
  2. For Arts of the Netherlands students, a strong interest in Dutch and Flemish art (1200 to the present), within an international context, is expected. 
  3. You are able to conduct research independently, formulate functional and consistent research questions, collect material, apply theory, present research results and produce written work.
  4. You are ambitious, are a team-player, and are willing to reach a conversational level of Dutch to enhance integration during your internship.
What does this programme entail?
What does this programme entail?

In this video the teacher and students of the programme explain how this programme is structured and what the unique aspects are.

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).

Facts & Figures
Degree programme
MA Heritage Studies
Regular study programme
120 ECTS, 24 months
Language of instruction
Starts in
CROHO code
University Quarter