The Master of Museology provides graduates with a wide range of theoretical knowledge, an academic attitude towards museology combined with applied professional competencies. This equips them for careers at policy-making, curatorial or managerial level within heritage organizations.
Curiosity about heritage
Studying at the Reinwardt Academy means opting for intensive contact with cultural heritage. A heritage that is visible not only in objects, but in stories and recollections too. Students at the Reinwardt Academy are curious about heritage and aim to develop this curiosity to a professional level. Students develop skills which will enable them to actively take part in the public discourse about heritage.
Focus on new approaches
The academic development is closely connected with current developments in the heritage and museum field. The Master of Museology is based on a broad definition of museums and it focuses heavily on new approaches. The use of the term museology, rather than museum studies, is not only a reference to an academic foundation but is also intended to stress the fact that the focus is not on institutional frameworks. The programme offers students the opportunity to reflect more deeply on – and to experiment with – new visions of heritage and its role in society.
Building a professional network
The Reinwardt Academy plays an important role in producing theory, analysis and reflection and is closely connected with developments in the field. It focuses upon how these are applied via the projects and assignments in which students participate. This offers students the possibility of building a professional network that can support them throughout their careers.
Student Anna Martens
"I chose the Master of Museology because it trains you to look beyond the museum world and to reflect on and participate in the international discourse on heritage. The staff at the Academy is on top of new ideas and discussions within the field. They offer you a worldwide network of people working within all sorts of heritage projects. This helped me to make the step towards working as a freelance museologist in various heritage projects and museums."
Graduates will be granted the title Master of Museology (M.Museology). The programme has been accredited by NVAO (Dutch Flemish Accreditation Organisation) and listed in the CROHO (Central Register for Degree Courses in Higher Education) in the Netherlands.
Language of instruction
70038 (M Museology)
Master of Museology