Amsterdam University of the Arts

Reinwardt Academy



Jodenbreestraat 3

Amsterdam, Noord-Holl



+31(0)20 527 7777

Program Information

Degrees Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Study museology in Amsterdam

Museology is not just about what happens within museum walls; it studies heritage production at large and places the museum in its local and global contexts.

The Reinwardt Academy is located in the centre of Amsterdam, within walking distance of both internationally renowned institutions and innovative community projects. The city is a major creative hub with a large student population and has one of the highest museum densities in the world. What better place to study museology than in Amsterdam?

MA Museology
Our programme challenges you to reflect deeply on, and experiment with, new thoughts on heritage and its role in society. The programme focuses on cutting-edge developments and approaches, while placing collections and museums in their wider contexts. It will provide you with the tools necessary to formulate and implement innovative projects based on out-of-the-box thinking and sound ethics.

Co-creation and peer education
The master’s in Museology is taught in a highly diverse, international group of about 15 professionals. This allows for an intensive programme of workshops and excursions based on co-creation and peer education. You are thought of as future colleagues and as such you become part of the vast Reinwardt Academy network.

Our programme is all about professionalism. It looks at the intersection of academic knowledge, ethical considerations and practice, thus preparing you for the next step in your career. Our graduates can be found all over the world working as, museum directors, policymakers, cultural entrepreneurs, educators or collection managers.

Our Programme

During the first year of the eighteen-month programme you will take up several modules addressing various spects of museum work and heritage production in the light of global social, political and environmental development. Topics covered include ethics and strategies, storytelling and exhibition design, collecting and collection management. In addition, you will work on your research and professional skills. The latter include communication, and project funding and management. Our modules are built around real cases and issues raised by our part - ners, such as the Museum of World Cultures, the National Heritage Agency and Imagine IC.

Research internship

The final six months of the programme are dedicated to a research internship at an institution of your choice, in the Netherlands or elsewhere, resulting in an academic thesis or an applied product such as an exhibition proposal or a policy document


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Eligibility Requirements:

Bachelor degree or 5 years of relevant work experience

International Student Requirements:

Proficiency in English

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 90

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 118 EUR

Classification: Non-U.S. Higher Ed. Institution (Not Carnegie Classified)

Locale: Small City

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