POSTGRADUATE STUDIES IN MUSEOLOGY-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT
(Interdisciplinary, Inter-university Program, 3 Academic Semesters)
School of Architecture, A.U.Th.
School of Mechanical Engineering, A.U.Th.
School of Early Childhood Education, A.U.Th
School of Primary Education, University of Western Macedonia
Administrative Support: School of Architecture
Chair: Associate Professor A. Paka
Director: Associate Professor A. Paka
The Program includes research and practical postgraduate training in advanced Museology Studies, including Cultural Management, as well as a theoretical and research component that can lead to a doctoral degree.
The Program, which covers three semesters and leads to a postgraduate diploma of Specialisation in Museology- Cultural Management, includes lectures, studios, seminars, visits to museums in Greece and abroad, visits to archaeological sites, practical work, written projects, written examinations and a written dissertation or design diploma project.
In the 1st semester the courses cover three subject areas:
Teaching Area I: Histories and Theories of Culture
Teaching Area II: Issues of Museology
Teaching Area III: Introduction to Management Studies
The 1st semester awards 30 ECTS credits.
In the 2nd semester the courses cover three subject areas:
Teaching Area IV: Applied Museology
Teaching Area V: Architectural Planning and Design of Exhibitions, Museums, and the Presentation of Archaeological Sites, Monuments and Complexes
Teaching Area VI: Museum Education
The 2nd semester awards 30 ECTS credits.
In the 3rd semester, students work in a museum or cultural institution in Greece or abroad. The 3rd semester also includes the preparation of the students’ dissertation or design diploma project. The 15.000-30.000 words-long dissertations are researched and written either individually or as part of a team, however the contribution of each student is distinct. The theses can be of theoretical or design nature, in a hypothetical or real life situation. They are supervised by a three-member committee comprising by teaching staff. They are presented in public at the end of the 3rd Semester.
The 3rd semester awards 30 ECTS credits.
During their studies, the students prepare written reports after their educational visits organised by the Program in museums of Greece and Europe. At the same time, they attend seminars and symposia on Museology, Museum Management & Administration, Museum Education, and Architectural Programming & Design of Museums and Exhibitions organized by the Program.