Museum Studies in the Low Countries: the Flemishhighereducation system<br />
Programme<br />Erfgoedgeleerden: Reflectionsoncompetencies, education and the heritagesector<br />Afbeelding © Huis van Al...
Programme<br />Museum Studies in the Low Countries<br />Whichcompetencies do we need? 4 Reflectionsfrom the field<br />Lun...
Programme<br />Museum Studies in the Low Countries<br />Whichcompetencies do we need? 4 Reflectionsfrom the field<br />Lun...
Introduction<br />How are Flemish museumprofessionals educatedtoday?<br />How are Museum Studies conceivedinternationally?...
Educationtoday<br />EuropeanQualificationFramework (EQF)<br />www.studyinflanders.be<br />
Educationtoday: level 5<br /><ul><li> 	New programmes (start 1-9-2009)
 	90-120 credits
 	Professional education
	Schools foradulteducation and hogescholen 	(universty colleges)</li></ul>	-> Training  for museum guides<br />
Educationtoday: level 6 bachelors<br /><ul><li> 	Professional and academic bachelors
 	180 credits
	Professional bachelors give direct access to 	workfield
awardedby hogescholen (university 	colleges)</li></ul>Professional bachelors with links to museums:<br /><ul><li> 	Teacher...
Socialworkers ( culturalbrokerage)
Cultural management</li></li></ul><li>Educationtoday level 7: masters<br />Onlyacademicmasters<br />Initialmasterprogramme...
Educationtoday level 7: masters<br />Initialmasterswith links to museums<br />Master in conservation and restauration<br /...
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The Flemish higher education system

  1. 1. Museum Studies in the Low Countries: the Flemishhighereducation system<br />
  2. 2. Programme<br />Erfgoedgeleerden: Reflectionsoncompetencies, education and the heritagesector<br />Afbeelding © Huis van Alijn<br />
  3. 3. Programme<br />Museum Studies in the Low Countries<br />Whichcompetencies do we need? 4 Reflectionsfrom the field<br />Lunch<br />The conception of Museum Studies at the Universities of Québec<br />Break<br />New perspectives in Museum Studies<br />Debate (youcanvoteduring the break)<br />
  4. 4. Programme<br />Museum Studies in the Low Countries<br />Whichcompetencies do we need? 4 Reflectionsfrom the field<br />Lunch<br />The conception of Museum Studies at the Universities of Québec<br />Break<br />New perspectives in Museum Studies<br />Debate (youcanvoteduring the break)<br />
  5. 5. Introduction<br />How are Flemish museumprofessionals educatedtoday?<br />How are Museum Studies conceivedinternationally?<br />Howcan we establish Museum Studies as a newstudyprogramme in Flemishhighereducation?<br />
  6. 6. Educationtoday<br />EuropeanQualificationFramework (EQF)<br />www.studyinflanders.be<br />
  7. 7. Educationtoday: level 5<br /><ul><li> New programmes (start 1-9-2009)
  8. 8. 90-120 credits
  9. 9. Professional education
  10. 10. Schools foradulteducation and hogescholen (universty colleges)</li></ul> -> Training for museum guides<br />
  11. 11. Educationtoday: level 6 bachelors<br /><ul><li> Professional and academic bachelors
  12. 12. 180 credits
  13. 13. Professional bachelors give direct access to workfield
  14. 14. awardedby hogescholen (university colleges)</li></ul>Professional bachelors with links to museums:<br /><ul><li> Teacher training
  15. 15. Socialworkers ( culturalbrokerage)
  16. 16. Cultural management</li></li></ul><li>Educationtoday level 7: masters<br />Onlyacademicmasters<br />Initialmasterprogrammes<br />Advancedmasterprogrammes (no public funding)<br />Studentsneedanacademicbachelor’sdegree<br />60 or 120 credits<br />Bridging programmes <br />Awardedbyuniversities and hogescholen (university colleges)<br />
  17. 17. Educationtoday level 7: masters<br />Initialmasterswith links to museums<br />Master in conservation and restauration<br />Masterinterior design – scenography<br />Master in cultural management<br />Master in history<br />Master in art history<br />Master in archaeology<br />Master in cultural studies<br />
  18. 18. Museum Studies abroad<br />General conclusions:<br />Specialised programmes (masters, master-aftermaster)<br />Trend: inbedded in more generalheritageprogramme<br />Some (professional) bachelorprogrammes (Holland and UK)<br />
  19. 19. How to establish Museum Studies in Flanders<br />Seeds: competencesneeded<br />Gardener: institution of highereducation<br />Irrigation: lobbying<br />Patience!<br />
  20. 20. How to establish Museum Studies in Flanders: seeds<br />New decreeonFlemishQualification System <br />Strong link between professional qualifications and qualifications of study<br />Field formulates profiles of competencesneeded in museums<br />These profiles are put on the scale of the FlemishQualification System: theywillget a level (5, 6 or 7)<br />Having a professional qualificationfor museum professionals stronglybenefits the establishment of a newstudyprogramme<br />
  21. 21. Initiative museums<br />How to make a professional qualification<br />Establish a profile of competenceswith the SERV<br />SERV submits profile to centralagency<br />Ad-hoc sector specificcommissionsdiscuss the level of the competences<br />Agencyadvises the ministers of culture and education<br />Ministers submit the profile to the Flemishgovernment<br />Ajustment to level needed?<br />YES<br />NO<br />Accreditation<br />
  22. 22. How to establish Museum Studies in Flanders: gardener<br />Institutionforhighereducation<br />Submits applicationfornewprogramme<br />Aprovedbytwomainagenciesforhighereducation (Erkenningscommissie and NVAO)<br />
  23. 23. How to establish Museum Studies in Flanders: Patience!<br />Rationalisationhighereducation in Flanders<br />Quite a long procedure<br />Notmuch room fornew programmes<br />Minors canbechangedeasier<br />Maybe international programmes (Erasmus Mundus?)<br />
  24. 24. How to establish Museum Studies in Flanders: Questions<br />Basedon a scaledqualificationfor museumprofessionals<br />Do we need a newprogramme? Orcan we adapt minors in existing programmes?<br />Howmuch time do we need? 4 years (master), 6 months (postgraduateprogramme?)<br />Do studentsneed a preliminaryeducation? <br />Is Flanders big enough?<br />Should we optfor a broadheritage-programmewith Museum Studies as a minor?<br />

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