Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education

What is the societal and academic significance of 'art', 'heritage' and 'culture'? Why do we value certain works of art, heritage or cultural practices and not others? How do different ways of interpreting and presenting the arts and cultural heritage affect our ideas about the past, present and future? If you are interested in finding the answers to questions like these, and you have a passion for art and cultural heritage, the master’s programme Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education might be the right choice for you.

In this programme, which you can choose to follow in English or Dutch, you will develop the academic and professional knowledge and skills you will need to become a policy maker, art manager, museum curator or educator. This internationally-oriented programme approaches art and cultural heritage from different perspectives. You will also have plenty of opportunities to concentrate on your specific areas of interest.

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Naomi Eiro Dacal, Student Ambassador Arts and Heritage

Naomi is from Luxemburg and chose to stay at Maastricht University for the master’s programme Arts and Heritage: Policy, Management and Education, after her bachelor’s degree in Arts and Culture. “I like sitting in a group to discuss problems or topics. When I started this master’s study, I wanted to meet new people with different backgrounds, different bachelor’s degrees and different standpoints and find out how we could work together. My ambition is to be someone with an open mind, able to meet people with different opinions, listen to them and reflect on their views and also integrate it into my own knowledge.”

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Naomi Eiro Dacal, Ambassador Master Arts & Heritage, Policy, Management and Education

“I want to be creative in my thinking, not falling into patterns. That’s why this environment suits me so well, also with the many different nationalities and cultures.”

  • Together with my internship supervisor, I developed a family game for a large exhibition of Dutch and Belgian design
    Floor Vierenhalm (The Netherlands), Arts and Heritage