Keys to the secret of museums and collections.

Degree programme objectives

Bachelor’s studies in museology are targeted at crucial theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of museology. The study is focused in a comprehensive way on all areas of museum activities and involves the disciplines of historical museology (evolution of the museum phenomenon, collections and museums), theoretical museology (theory of selection, thesaurisation and presentation) and applied museology (museum legislation, protection and safety of collections, museum conservation, museum marketing and management, collection building activity, museum exhibitions and lecturing practice). Studies in this field offer a comprehensive preparation for a qualified work in museums and galleries and forms the inevitable base for further museological education.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    Bachelor’s studies in museology are targeted at crucial theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of museology. The study is focused in a comprehensive way on all areas of museum activities and involves the disciplines of historical museology (evolution of the museum phenomenon, collections and museums), theoretical museology (theory of selection, thesaurisation and presentation) and applied museology (museum legislation, protection and safety of collections, museum conservation, museum marketing and management, collection building activity, museum exhibitions and lecturing practice). Studies in this field offer a comprehensive preparation for a qualified work in museums and galleries and forms the inevitable base for further museological education.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • being knowledgeable about the basic development of collecting activities and museums,
    • knowing the key rules of creation, maintenance, protection, conservation and presentation of museum collections,
    • being knowledgeable about other fields of protection of cultural heritage,
    • applying the acquired theoretical knowledge to practical museum activity,
    • independent planning and management of museum activity in the field of public relations,
    • knowing the theory and terminology of museology
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates with Bachelor degree in Museology are qualified for jobs in institutions responsible for the preservation of cultural heritage, including museums, historic preservations offices, etc. They are also qualified for positions in local and regional government offices concerned with cultural heritage preservation, in foundations, private institutions, etc., as well as in private museums, galleries, auction houses and similar institutions.

  • Practical Training

    Museological studies comprise specialized practical internships in museums and other cultural institutions accompanied by professional supervision. A compulsory part of Bachelor’s full-time study is a museological internship in the extent of 100 hours focused on acquirement of professional experience by the contact with all specialized professions participating in the operation of a museum institution. This type of practical internship is compulsory, but as an option the students can enrol it repeatedly at their discretion and acquire further professional experience and contacts. The other, optional, type of practical professional training is the internship in museum pedagogy in the extent of 100 hours, which is open to students in both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes and is focused on a deeper insight into the work of a museum pedagogue. During the internship, the students come into contact with all types of museum pedagogical activities and acquire gradually the competences which are necessary for this profession. The internship also can be enrolled repeatedly.

  • Goals of Theses

    A standard scope of a Bachelor's thesis ranges from 70,000 characters including footnotes, cover sheet, content, index, list of sources and literature, and summary written in English. Students can work with already published texts and data accessible for secondary analysis. They should demonstrate the ability to work critically with specialized texts, process the concepts and theories discovered there, and find relevant answers to the given question.

  • Access to Further Studies

    After completion of the Bachelor's studies, it is possible to continue further studies in any Master's degree programme (after satisfying the admission requirements). At the Faculty of Arts, Masaryk University, students can apply for admission to a follow-up Master's degree in Museology.

  • Additional Information
    Web sites: http://archeo-muzeo.phil.muni.cz/,

    Facebook: Centre of Museology and Unesco Chair of Museology and World Heritage

Basic information

Abbreviation
B-MU_
Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
academic
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

40
estimated number of admitted
55
number of active students

Filozofická fakulta
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