Public History and Cultural Heritage (Training)

Posted: Wednesday, 15 June 2011

Trinity College Dublin has introduced a masters programme leading to M.Phil in Public History and Cultural Heritage.

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This is a new one-year full-time or two years part-time programme, commencing September 2011. It has been designed to be a bridge between Humanities disciplines in the university and the professional and creative concerns of cultural institutions (the research libraries, museums and galleries), both in Ireland and beyond. It seeks to offer a rich historical grounding in what constitutes public history as well as provide a unique preparation for the management of cultural heritage.

Many of Ireland's finest cultural institutions are involved in the development of the programme, and students will be offered work experience internships at libraries, galleries and museums including the National Library of Ireland; the National Museum of Ireland; Dublin City Libraries and Archives; Dublin City Gallery/The Hugh Lane; and the National Archives of Ireland. In support of this initiative the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, together with the National Library of Ireland, are offering this year a limited number of bursaries towards the cost of fees.

The closing date for course applications is 30 June 2011