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Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage

The Maastricht Centre for Arts and Culture, Conservation and Heritage (MACCH) is an interdisciplinary research centre that brings together economic, legal, (art) historical, philosophical, sociological and practical expertise to the context of arts and heritage. In response to the demands of the increasingly complex challenges facing the fields of arts and heritage today, MACCH initiates collaborative research projects with researchers, professionals, and students from diverse backgrounds. MACCH is a joint effort of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Law, the School of Business and Economics, the Faculty of Science and Engineering (formerly Faculty of Humanities and Sciences), and the Sociaal Historisch Centrum voor Limburg (SHCL) and the Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg (SRAL).



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  • 22 May
    11:30 - 12:30

    Upcoming Spark Session: Dr. Diana Natermann

    Upcoming Spark Session with Dr. Diana Natermann on 22 May 2024, 11.30 - 12.30  at The Plant, Faculty of Art & Social Sciences, Grote Gracht 76, ground floor (follow the signs). Access via the main entrance building at Grote Gracht 90-92.

  • 22 Aug 24 Aug
    13:30 - 16:00

    Historians’ Days 2024

    Together with the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG), Open University (OU) and Fontys (F), Maastricht University will organize the fourth edition of the Historians’ Days. 


Teaching in the areas of art, culture, conservation, and heritage is important to several faculties at Maastricht University, and interfaculty cooperation takes place in various forms and levels (bachelor’s, master’s and PhD). An example is the successful joint Minor “Art, Law and Policy Making” between the faculties of Arts & Social Sciences and Law. Another example is the course and skills training ‘Science and the Visual Arts: Conservation and its Histories’, a collaboration between the Maastricht Science Programme, the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and Stichting Restauratie Atelier Limburg. At the regional level MACCH collaborates with Hogeschool Zuyd and the Hubert van Eyck Academy. Our international network of partners includes the University of Amsterdam, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, KU Leuven, the University of Hasselt, and Maastricht University Campus Brussels.

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