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