University Master's Degree in Analysis and Management of the Artistic Heritage

Offering a unique training experience in the fields of research, interpretation and management of artistic heritage, with the valuable collaboration of the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya

Content Official Master's Degree in Analysis and Management of the Artistic Heritage

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Ideal student profile

This master's degree is for those with a previous university qualification, preferably in Art History, but also in Arts and the Humanities, Architecture or Social Science subjects, such as Audiovisual Communication, Journalism, Tourism, Anthropology or Education, who wish to train as managers and researchers of artistic heritage. The degree is also appropriate for graduates wishing to work in museums, foundations, art galleries, or archive and exhibition centres for the artistic heritage, or to undertake postgraduate training leading to a PhD.

Students must have a minimum level of reading competence in English. An equivalent knowledge of Italian and French is also highly recommended, given the importance of the bibliography in these languages for  research in all areas of art history and museography.

Skills are required in research and analysis of bibliographic materials in libraries.
Necessary personal qualities are: an interest in art and learning, sensibility and a broad knowledge of culture.

Basic skills

  • Use acquired knowledge as a basis for originality in the application of ideas, often in a research context.
  • Solve problems in new or little-known situations within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to the field of study.
  • Integrate knowledge and use it to make judgements in complex situations, with incomplete information, while keeping in mind social and ethical responsibilities.
  • Communicate and justify conclusions clearly and unambiguously to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Continue the learning process, to a large extent autonomously.

Specific skills

  • Understand the analysis methods used in research into the artistic heritage, and art theory and history.
  • Reconstruct and critically analyse the positions of the principal current researchers into the artistic heritage, using their characteristic categorisations and vocabulary.
  • Define, plan and carry out a research project in the field of art history and artistic heritage that is critical, original and in line with current scientific practice.
  • Find links between concepts and knowledge in different areas of art history that previously had not been observed.
  • Transfer historical and artistic research to society.
  • Be familiar with the resources and skills that a professional art historian or artistic heritage specialist needs and develop the ability to meet the challenges involved in the care, study and management of the artistic heritage.
  • Explore new interdisciplinary strategies for art historians' career development.

Cross-curricular skills

  • Honestly and realistically evaluate the rigorousness of one's own work.
  • Systematically assimilate and synthesise the information that is of the greatest importance for research and professional practice.
  • Organise time and resources to conduct research projects: setting goals, timing and tasks to be completed.
  • Discriminate between important research and dissemination of culture.
  • Work in interdisciplinary teams. Master the use of language, expression and rhetorical resources in drawing up and and delivering presentations on research, projects and professional tasks.
  • Show mastery of language, expression and rhetorical devices in the preparation and presentation of research projects and professional tasks.
  • Develop the ability to evaluate sex-and gender-based inequalities and design solutions.