Museums and Cultural Heritage


Museums and Cultural Heritage develops an understanding of museums and heritage practices in visual and material culture. Our emphasis is on New Zealand and the Pacific.

Areas of study

At Bachelor of Arts (Honours) level, Museums and Cultural Heritage combines courses in museum studies with courses in other relevant disciplines: Anthropology, Art History, History, Māori Studies and Sociology.

You can therefore continue to specialise in the area of your undergraduate degree, with a focus on visual and material culture. You are encouraged to build up expertise in your chosen field. At the same time you will develop an understanding of museums and heritage practices in visual and material culture, with particular relevance to New Zealand and the Pacific. You will widen your scope and understand related areas of study within museums and cultural heritage.

For the Master of Arts you can undertake research to address problems relating to the exhibition of visual and material culture. This will combine your knowledge of a particular discipline with museum theory and practice.

You can study Museums and Cultural Heritage in the following programmes:

What you will learn

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Career opportunities

Museums and Cultural Heritage can help give you an excellent foundation for a career as a curator, education officer, art gallery registrar or manager, and for careers in museums and heritage institutions in the private and government sectors, and in tourism.

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Postgraduate study in Museums and Cultural Heritage