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Postgraduate programme in Museum Management: how to make a museum work

Barcelona, October 2014 - June 2015

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Programme developed in collaboration with Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)

Presentation

The programme is structured in eight modules that combine a theoretical background with a solid practical approach. As well as the teaching hours, the visits and the case studies, group discussions and practical exercises will be carried out. The final project will be based on some of the topics mentioned here or as proposed by the students: design of an exhibition project, design of a public programme (educational service, study of target groups), project of a module of interactive museography, museological-museographical plan for an art, history or science museum, a project of a virtual itinerary of a collection, elaboration of a communication plan, proposals for boosting 2.0 platforms, etc.

An integral vision of the museum, quality of learning, innovation in the methodology, a focus on museum practice, participation of the students inside and outside the classroom, are some of the strengths around which the Postgraduate programme in Museum Management: how to make a museum work has been built. A different way of viewing museums, and a new way of managing them.

By the end of the postgraduate course, the participants will have:

• Acquired the tools for planning and developing museological-museographic projects.
• known strategies and techniques for patrimonial communication.
• Acquired a base of legal and administrative knowledge applicable to the management of heritage centres.

Social networks are gaining considerable importance in both professional and personal settings — and the programme's content is no different. That is why the postgraduate programme has an active presence on the following social networks, where students are invited to participate by creating content:

Blog: http://gestiomuseistica.wordpress.com/
LinkedIn:
http://www.linkedin.com/groups?mostPopular=&gid=3670965
Flickr:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/postgrau-gestio-museus/
Twitter:
http://twitter.com/dgesm

Objectives

• To introduce the students to strategies and techniques of museum management, interpretation and heritage.
• To acquire the tools for planning and developing museological-museographical projects.
• Providing knowledge and tools of applied museography for managing a museum centre.
• To know about and analyse different management models and experiences of museums from all over the world.
• To get to know step by step an exhibition project.
• To approach strategies and techniques of heritage communication, placing the public at the core of the museum experience planning.
• To acquire a base of legal and administrative knowledge applicable to the management of heritage centres.

Modalities

Onsite

Potential candidates

People with university degrees and/or graduates with university qualifications.

In exceptional cases professionals without the academic degrees required will be able to access the selection process depending on their experience and the work position.

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