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Graduate programs in liberal arts

Museums and collections program

The National Museum of Australia has joined the Australian National University in offering graduate courses in museums and collections. The program, taught by staff from the Museum as well as the University, introduces students to the absorbing world of collecting institutions, including their objectives, management, exhibitions and audiences. It provides a strong background for employment in museums, galleries and other cultural institutions.

The museums and collections specialty units can be taken as part of a Graduate Certificate or Masters of Liberal Arts.

Liberal Arts - Museums and Collections

Research School of Humanities and the Arts, Australian National University

The museums and collections stream provides you with practical skills in management, marketing, interpretation, education and curation of exhibitions. It also equips you with skills in critical analysis, research, problem-solving and communicating with diverse audiences. The programs are designed to be tailored to your needs, whether you are already working in the sector and are looking for further professional development or greater critical, academic knowledge of the area. You may be a recent or older graduate interested in gaining employment and/or undertaking research in the sector or you may be looking for a career change. The museums and collections subjects are designed to be flexible including online and intensive delivery options that enable you to complete your degree qualification and work at the same time.

More information on Liberal Arts - Museums & Collections at the ANU

National Museum of Australia Scholarship

Over the past five years, the National Museum of Australia has provided funding for students enrolled in the museums and collections specialisation. Scholarships are available to full-time or part-time students and cover the cost of course fees for the year in which the scholarship is awarded. Indigenous Australians are particularly encouraged to apply.

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Applications are called for early in the calendar year with the NMA Scholarship form for students enrolled in Liberal Arts Program (Museums and Collections) available at Liberal Arts - Museums & Collections.