Internship in France a career boost for students

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi’s prestigious UAE Master’s programme in History of Art and Museum Studies has drawn widespread interest from students intending to pursue careers in the field.

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Published: Tue 21 Aug 2012, 8:35 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:54 AM

Ten high-caliber students enrolled into Sorbonne Abu Dhabi’s highly valuable postgraduate course have finalised their exclusively organised internship in major cultural institutions in France. This professional experience is an important feature of the two-year programme. With the construction of the Al Saadiyat District and cultural institutions, including several museums, art and culture have flourished in the UAE attracting a large number of art enthusiasts and culture tourists.

Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi has an exclusive collaboration with the Art History Department of Paris-Sorbonne, the Ecole du Louvre and Agence France-Museums and the Master’s degree in History of Art and Museum Studies has been specifically designed to complement the UAE’s cultural ambitions.

Prof Dr Jean Yves de Cara, Executive Director of Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi, said, “We are heartened by the level of interest and enthusiasm of students in this region for art and museum studies. It goes without saying that art transcends cultural boundaries and our exclusive Master’s programme fosters a deep appreciation of art in different cultures alongside teaching them the vital operational aspects of a museum. With our teaching methodology and specially devised curriculum, our students learn how art connects cultures, societies and media leading to several new possibilities that also enhance their career potential. Additionally, our talented and dedicated Master’s students bring back to these shores valuable insight attained from their internship stints which will certainly elevate the field of arts in the Middle East.”

The objectives of the Master’s in History of Art and Museum Studies include discovering the international art and cultural scene, heritage and museum circles, meeting with more than 30 professionals and networking to further advance the relations between French and Emirati museums.

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