Project Description




18 months


on demand



Module 1
The Museum Environment. Changes and Challenges in Europe.
Massimo Negri, Scientific Director of the Course, Milan.
The Module aims at providing the conceptual tools to analyze the exhibition environment which is at the core of the museum activities. Due attention is given
to recent evolutions in the European museum scene with several practical examples.
Developing Exhibitions, D.Houtgraaf, M.Negri 2020. This book offers a methodology for developing an exhibition or a museum for that matter to anybody involved in this adventure. It was conceived having in mind the needs of professionals as well as students engaged in the museums and/or heritage sector. A specific assignment focused on this methodology is required.

Module 2
Multimedia Communication, Heritage and Museums
Onno Ephraim, Heritage in Motion Director, The Hague.
Multimedia narrative inspired by collections and heritage : an overview of international state-of-the-art video productions and installations in the heritage field. Materials from a variety of cases from all over the world are presented thanks to the archives of heritage in Motion and Museums in Short contests.

Module 3
The XXI Century Museum
Wim van der Weiden, formerly director of Naturalis and founding member of the European Museum Academy, The Hague.
The most important issues of the museological debate emerged in the latest decades and some innovative aspects of museum planning with a special attention to scientific museums.

Module 4
The social role of museums in contemporary society.
Henrik Zipsane, formerly director of Jamtli Museum,Ostersund, currently EMA Foundation Managing Director.
Lifelong Learning in Museums. The educational mission of museums beyond the formal education framework: conceptual approach and European practices. An attentive selection of international readings offers useful tools for investigating the subject.

Module 5
Art as a factor of social and cultural local development
Loukia Loizou-Hadjigavriel, A.G. Leventis Art Gallery Director, Nicosia
Art museums are frequently seen as elitists and their social and economic impact on the local development is underestimated unless they can count on a long standing international relevance. But a lot can be learnt by experiences of well organized, modern in their architecture and in their presentation philosophy like the A.G. Leventis Art Gallery in Nicosia, Cyprus which offers an excellent example of a successful museum policy in a Mediterranean country examined in the international arena, which is the field of action of the Leventis Foundation.

Module 6
The Museum of the Future – a Participatory Museum
Karl Murr, Bavarian Textile Museum Director, Augsburg
The social role of museums in contemporary society and its perspective for the next future are the issues of this Module. The participatory programs are a crucial step forward of contemporary museums going beyond the traditional collection oriented approach. In this context social media play a primary role. This Module investigates these themes both at the theoretical and practical levels proposing methodologies and examples for the different segments of audience.

Module 7
Sounds in Museums. Noises, Words, Music and Exhibitions.
Massimo Negri, Scientific Director of the Course, Milan.

The final assignment consists of a paper of 4,500 words

Enrolments are open! Being an online course, you can enter it whenever you want.

Each Module consists of a video lesson, a tutorial and some readings. Once you have digested these materials you are required to submit an assignment which is corrected and approved (or not). If the result is positive you are entitled to pass to the following Module.

You have 18 months to complete the course (six Modules) and receive your Diploma. Extension of this deadline can be requested.

Graduates from the course will be ready to pursue careers in museums and heritage institutions, cultural organizations, and education agencies dealing with heritage issues, as well as people active in cultural communication in general.

This Master Course is open to applicants holding a university degree (MA or PhD) or a BA accompanied by a documented experience in the field of museums and/or heritage. The Course is open also to applicants already working in this sector and willing to improve or update their knowledge thanks to the access to state-of-the art didactic contents.

Tution fee: 3.000,00 €