Abu Dhabi - UAE: Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi (SUAD) hosted a webinar titled “Postgraduate Programmes in History of Art, Museum Studies, Archaeology and Cultural Heritage” on 30 June 2021 with keynote speakers Dr Cécilia Hurley-Griener, Co-director of the Master in History of Art and Museum Studies and a lecturer at the Ecole du Louvre and Dr Caroline Autret, Head of Archeology and History of Art Department at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi.
The webinar gave insight on two unique postgraduate programmes that Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi is offering which are the Master in History of Art and Museum Studies and the Master in History of Art and Archeology, Speciality Archaeology and Cultural Heritage.
The multidisciplinary Master in History of Art and Archaeology, Speciality Archaeology and Cultural Heritage, is newly launched by Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi and was developed to cater to the need of addressing current challenges in the field of Archaeology and to provide students with a 360-degree overview on different areas such as Archaeology, Heritage, and other related disciplines with particular focus on the challenges faced in Abu Dhabi and the United Arab Emirates in general. Dr Caroline Autret, Head of Archeology and History of Art Department at Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, commented “The Master in History of Art and Archaeology, Speciality Archaeology and Cultural Heritage was designed to address current challenges in the field of Archaeology through using new technologies and experimental learning. Students will have the opportunity to participate in an Academic Archaeological Project in Dubai and conduct their mandatory internship in partners institutions in the UAE or abroad which will open to them a wide door of collaborations and opportunities.”
While the Master of Art and Museum Studies offers a diverse approach to the study of History of Art and Archaeology alongside the functions of museums’ management. Enrolled students will benefit from the unique expertise of curators, heritage officers and museums’ professionals from Sorbonne University or Ecole du Louvre in Paris. In addition, the programme will enable students to analyse the role of art and heritage in our modern societies through deep analysis of museums’ general organisation, cultural or scientific enhancement methodologies, administration and preservation processes alongside the role of technologies and media.
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