Museum Cultures with Curating (MA) 12 months Postgraduate Program By Birkbeck, University of London |Top Universities
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Program Duration

12 monthsProgram duration

Main Subject Area

HistoryMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Museums establish powerful narratives of progress and primitivism, knowledge and ignorance, inclusion and exclusion. Birkbeck’s MA Museum Cultures with Curating combines study of the history and cultural significance of museums with opportunities for professional museum experience. This MA gives students the chance to acquire key foundational skills in curating and a solid grasp of the related issues. Students will benefit too from an intensive week studying current issues and practices in curating. Students will meet the experts in London museums and galleries and engage in hands on activities including exhibition development, object interpretation and public engagement. This programme may also include a 10-week supervised work placement in a museum, gallery or archive. Previous work placements have been offered at the Tate, British Museum, Whitechapel Gallery and Horniman Museum. Past students have documented collections that were previously uncatalogued, helped design and run schools programmes, conducted visitor research and assisted curators in producing exhibitions. There is also the option to join study trips, offered each spring. Cities visited in the last few years include Florence, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Rome, Berlin and Moscow.

Program overview

Main Subject

History

Degree

MA

Study Level

Masters

Museums establish powerful narratives of progress and primitivism, knowledge and ignorance, inclusion and exclusion. Birkbeck’s MA Museum Cultures with Curating combines study of the history and cultural significance of museums with opportunities for professional museum experience. This MA gives students the chance to acquire key foundational skills in curating and a solid grasp of the related issues. Students will benefit too from an intensive week studying current issues and practices in curating. Students will meet the experts in London museums and galleries and engage in hands on activities including exhibition development, object interpretation and public engagement. This programme may also include a 10-week supervised work placement in a museum, gallery or archive. Previous work placements have been offered at the Tate, British Museum, Whitechapel Gallery and Horniman Museum. Past students have documented collections that were previously uncatalogued, helped design and run schools programmes, conducted visitor research and assisted curators in producing exhibitions. There is also the option to join study trips, offered each spring. Cities visited in the last few years include Florence, Paris, Venice, Vienna, Rome, Berlin and Moscow.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

6+
2+
Jan-2000

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