The Master's program Collection-Related History of Knowledge and Culture is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental M.A. program dedicated to collecting as cultural practice. The program is designed to enable students to carry out collection-related research in particular, but also to prepare them for academic work in collections, e.g. in museums, libraries or archives, as well as in projects for cataloguing and mediating collections with digital media. University teaching of the history, theory and practice of collecting and the knowledge spaces associated with it will be linked to different types of collections.
Due to its focus on the collections in Erfurt and Gotha, the Master's programme offers the opportunity to study both the genesis and development of collections and the specifics of individual collection types in an interdisciplinary and cross-faculty manner.
The collections to be included in the course of study are focused on the history of art, nature, books and culture; in addition, there are also collections on the history of technology. They cover prehistoric as well as historical periods in great density and diversity and combine exceptional and prototypical artificalia and naturalia of European and non-European cultural, natural, knowledge and science history.
The Master's program is characterised by its methodological orientation, research relevance, teaching with regional collections or their objects and by the involvement of staff from institutions with a collection focus.
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Job & Career Perspectives
Our graduates work in the following professional fields:
- in science and research,
- in museums,
- in digitisation projects.
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