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Are you interested in the profession of curator? And are you looking for a programme that offers the practical experience necessary to pursue a successful curatorial career? Then apply to our programme!

In addition to offering courses in curatorial practice and theory, Curatorial Studies in Art History provides excellent students with an internship in a museum in the Netherlands or abroad.

Curatorial Studies in Art History is a one-year programme. We offer excellent students of the master's track in Art History an additional semester-long internship. Our programme aims for an integration of early modern and modern and contemporary art, while also offering more period-specific courses. Our faculty includes the director of the Groninger Museum, Andreas Blühm, who teaches a course on the theory and practice of making exhibitions for all curatorial students. The following institutions regularly offer internships to our students: Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in Rotterdam, Museum Catharijneconvent en het Centraal Museum in Utrecht, the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Museum De Lakenhal in Leiden, the Groninger Museum, the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, Frans Hals Museum | De Hallen in Haarlem, the Stedelijke Musea Brugge, and the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna.

Please note: Curatorial Studies is a specialisation within the Master's track Art History. You apply for the Master track Art History (Degree in Arts and Culture).

Why study this programme in Groningen?

Our programme offers an internship in a museum in the Netherlands or abroad. The knowledge and experience acquired during the internship significantly strengthen a student's chances of obtaining a curatorial position.

The programme offers a unique combination of rigorous art-historical academic training and practical experience. The director of the Groninger Museum teaches a course in our program and we work closely with other museums. Our programme also includes an excursion abroad and a wide range of on-site visits to collections and arts/cultural institutions throughout the Netherlands.

After your studies

Our individualised attention to students, rigorous courses, and internship provide exceptional preparation for a museum career, not only as a curator but also as a museum educator. Our programme also caters to the profession of the independent curator.

Job examples

  • Museum curator
  • Museum educator
  • Independent curator
  • Marketing and communication in the cultural industry

Visit the Curatorial Studies MA page on the University of Groningen website for more details!

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