University of Neuchatel

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Museum Studies Program

The Masters degree in Museum Studies is open to anyone with a Bachelors degree in the arts, social sciences or hard sciences, who would like to get involved in cultural studies : collection and/or museum curatorship, or work within the heritage industry. The main areas of study are : art law, financial and scientific management, cultural communication, the history and ethnology of museum collections, an introduction to conservation problems and the value of cultural objects.

The Institute of Art History and Museology is the first institute in Switzerland to specialise in museum studies.

Career prospects include: management of a cultural institution (museum, exhibition centre, cultural office, heritage service, administration), cultural journalism.