Whether it’s preserving objects, exhibiting art, or managing arts organisations, a community’s arts and cultural sector is vital for its sense of identity. At the University of Melbourne, you’ll learn from expert academics in their fields, benefit from connections to cultural institutions and organisations worldwide, and gain the skills to conserve, keep or curate cultural collections for future generations.

A comprehensive, contemporary program focusing on the changing role of art museums and organisations in collecting, interpreting and exhibiting art.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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A theoretical and practical program which provides a firm skill base for those wishing to pursue management in the arts and cultural sector.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily online
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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A laboratory-based interdisciplinary program working with senior heritage professionals, for those wanting to work in traditional and contemporary cultural conservation.

Duration 2 years full-time
Mode Temporarily partially blended (some practical components delivered on campus according to University COVID-19 guidelines)
Closing date (DOM | INT) 30 November 2021

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Why study at the University of Melbourne?

Our contemporary programs have strong links with industry and internship opportunities at institutions and organisations worldwide.

Our vocationally-oriented programs combine theory and practice, and are designed to develop skills essential to careers in the arts and cultural sectors

Australia's leading university for Arts and Humanities*

*No. 16 globally, QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020: Arts and Humanities

The program has expanded my horizon on cultural materials conservation, from theory on what we do and why we do it, to the practical experience on handling, observing, treating, and housing objects. [It] prepared me with cross-cultural skills that are crucial for conservators in the 21st century, and the knowledge that significant objects are not only located in formal institutions, but within communities.

Saiful Bakhri
Master of Cultural Materials Conservation graduate
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