Cultural Heritage Management
The challenges of the 21st century and the expansion of heritage tourism worldwide have increased the need for forward-thinking management and preservation strategies. With a focus on emergent technology and its impact on conservation, preservation, and engagement; together with integrated approaches to management, and community and stakeholder partnerships, Johns Hopkins University offers an innovative, online graduate degree in Cultural Heritage Management.
MA in Cultural Heritage Management
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring, and Summer|
|Degree Requirements||10 courses
Nine online courses and one onsite, two-week intensive seminar (to be held in a location organized by the program) are required to complete the degree.
|Length of Program||12 – 24 months|
|Tuition||$4,163 per course|
This degree program immerses students in a broad context of cultural heritage issues, including social, environmental, and economic trends, and provides them with the qualifications needed to assume leadership and management roles in the cultural heritage sector. We train leaders in the field that embrace our shared humanity and heritage in order to advance its interpretation, documentation, preservation, and management for the betterment of a global society.
Benefiting from World Heritage Designation in the United States
The public panel on Benefiting from World Heritage Designation in the United States was an event on November 8th, 2019, cohosted by Johns Hopkins MA in Cultural Heritage Management and US/ICOMOS.
The panel brought together national experts for a discussion of the economic and social benefits of World Heritage designation. Attendees learned how World Heritage inscription for sites in the US enhances the conservation impact of protected areas, the economic vitality of adjacent communities, and the quality of the visitor experience.
Born Digital: Rock Art at the British Museum
An interview with Elizabeth Galvin
Join us for a conversation with anthropologist and digital humanities specialist, Elizabeth Galvin, as she shares with us her previous work at the British Museum as the project manager and leader of a major digital research project on African Rock Art. We discuss issues of technology, digital curation, and engagement and the ways digital outputs can aid in efforts to increase access to museums.
Elizabeth has worked throughout Africa, but mainly in South Africa, Zimbabwe, Kenya, and Ethiopia. She has collaborated with national and local museums throughout the continent, researching indigenous knowledge systems, material culture, and pictorial collections as well as increasing open access to museum collections and cultural heritage through online digital databases and resources.
In her current role as the Head of Learning and Digital Programs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Elizabeth manages the research, formation, and implementation of digital programs and educational technology to explore collections. Her academic interests are focused on the intersection of technology and digital outputs in academia with traditional museum research and engagement practices.
Browse a 3D model of Camels Rock Art, from the Ennedi Plateau, in Chad.
MA in Museum Studies
Interested in Museum Studies? Learn more about the Online MA Program in Museum Studies.
Certificate Program in Digital Curation
Interested in Digital Curation? Learn more about the online Certificate Program in Digital Curation, the combined Museum Studies/Digital Curation program, or the combined Cultural Heritage Management/Digital Curation program.
Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management
Interested in Nonprofit Management? Learn more about our combined MA in Museum Studies and Certificate in Nonprofit Management, or combined MA in Cultural Heritage Management and Certificate in Nonprofit Management dual degree option.
State-specific Information for Online Programs
Note: Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.
- 9.16 - Cultural Heritage Management Podcasts: Elizabeth Galvin
- 4.15 - MA in Museum Studies Faculty Kris Nesbitt Received the John Cotton Dana Award
- 9.9 - Cultural Heritage Management Podcasts: Dr. Paolo Rondelli
Heritage Unbounded: Cultural Heritage Management Podcasts
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