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The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology Advanced Diploma in Applied Museum Studies
The Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology

Advanced Diploma in Applied Museum Studies

Ottawa, Canada

3 Years


Full time

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Sep 2024

USD 15,016



The three-year Applied Museum Studies Ontario College Advanced Diploma prepares you with the knowledge and skills to support curatorial and conservation activities in the museum, heritage, and cultural sectors.

Gain skills and knowledge in:

  • Collections management
  • Educational programming
  • Exhibit preparation
  • Museum management
  • Conservation and preservation

Develop capabilities related to cultural resource management, focusing on collections care, research, and interpretation. Areas of study include:

  • Classifying, cataloging, and interpreting collections of artifacts and works of art
  • Constructing and installing exhibits and displays
  • Assessing, preserving, and treating material culture

Put theory into practice in our well-appointed conservation and exhibition preparation labs. Working with our teaching collection and in collaboration with local cultural institutions, you complete a variety of hands-on projects and group assignments that will enhance your knowledge and skills and make valuable contributions to museums, galleries, and the cultural sector.

This program includes a full-semester field placement. The field experience combines your theory and lab skills with professional practice in the cultural industry. At the end of your placement, highlight your work in a showcase event. The showcase event also gives you the chance to network with industry professionals for future employment.

Graduates of this program may find opportunities in entry-level technical and management positions in museums and galleries or other cultural/heritage institutions. Graduates may also be employed as freelance museum contractors or as staff in antique or art shops.

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