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


The master's degree in Analysis and Management of Artistic Heritage offered by the Department of Art and Musicology has been designed to provide our students with specific advanced training in a variety of fields related to the study of heritage and artistic creation in general: research, criticism, conservation, management, dissemination and the art market. The objective of the master's degree is double and on the one hand equips students with the tools and skills needed to continue onto research in history and art, while on the other, it introduces them to the diversity of aspects related to the work of art historians (curators, gallery owners and directors, antique dealers, commissioners, critics, etc.), so that they can become familiar with the multiple professional sides of this field and their applications in a broad sector of the arts.

The master's degree has the valuable support of the National Art Gallery of Catalonia (MNAC). The module on Conservation and Management of Artistic Heritage will be taught by personnel from the Gallery at the MNAC premises (artwork store rooms, technical galleries, office and restoration areas, workshops, control centre, etc.). These classes will give students first-hand knowledge of the management of large collections from the museum: tasks related to the organisation, analysis and conservation of artworks, the organisation of temporary exhibits, educational programmes, communication campaigns, and many other aspects related to the daily activities of such a complex and important museum.

Apart from the quality and specificity of the programme we offer and the valuable support of the MNAC, the master's degree includes a very comprehensive work placement module in which several museums and other art and artistic heritage entities participate. In terms of research resources, the master's degree also makes available to students its splendid art collection, located at the UAB Humanities Library. You are welcome to visit our library at:

To learn more about the projects occurring throughout the academic year, students can visit the websites of the exhibitions «Entre la lletra i la imatge. Un itinerari pel fons hemerogràfic Marca» and «Comixxx. El despertar d’una generació censurada 1973-1990» created by students from the 2014/15 and 2015/16 academic years as part of the module on Art Criticism and Diffusion: ,

Rafael Cornudella Carré

Career options

Career options when you complete the Master's degree are:

  • Curator of museum collections or other heritage institutions.
  • Public and private firms or institutions (publishing houses, foundations, art galleries, antique stores) related to the cultural and artistic market.
  • Assessment and appraisal services.
  • Management and dissemination of artistic heritage.
  • Teaching at university and non-university levels.

Teaching timetable

Timetables for each specific subject can be consulted in the academic calendar. Timetables for work placements are agreed upon with the tutor of the centre where the work placement will take place and the student.

Official UAB

25 places
Classroom-based learning
Part-time or full-time:
Credits: 60 ECTS
Beginning of the pre-enrolment period 11/01/2019
See the calendar
Pre-enrolment open
Price: €46.11 per credit (EU citizens and non-EU holding a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
€66 per credit (non-EU citizens who do not hold a Spanish residence permit). 2018/19 Academic year.
Course begins on 16/09/2019
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Humanities
Language:Catalan (80%)and Spanish (20%).

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