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).
This year, you won’t be able to attend any busy on-campus events with lots of people. But our online Open House is the perfect way to get to know UvA study programmes and university life from the comfort of your own home.
Every study programme has an Open House page with videos, FAQs and live events. On the main Open House website you can discover all our programmes,explore the city and campus, and get inspired during our theme weeks.
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 encourages you to deepen your disciplinary knowledge and develop your research skills. It also teaches you to engage with crucial theoretical concepts and contemporary issues regarding the collection and display of art objects and cultural artefacts. Within the programme you have the opportunity to specialise in the curating-focused track Curating Art and Cultures or in the research-oriented track Arts of the Netherlands.
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.
Curating Art and Cultures is characterised by
The space to explore your own disciplinary, research or curatorial interests.
Unique strengths of the programme include:
After graduation there is a world of opportunities. You will have obtained the preliminary work experience necessary for a curatorial or research career at museums of art, ethnography, design, or history, as well as galleries and exhibition spaces or any other cultural institution that focuses on research and the presentation of objects and cultures. The programme also prepares you for PhD-research and an academic career.
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|