Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University offers museum studies students internship at French cultural institutions

Abu Dhabi: Paris-Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi’s prestigious UAE Master’s programme in History of Art and Museum Studies has drawn widespread interest from students intent in pursuing careers in the field of arts and museum management.

Ten high caliber students enrolled into Sorbonne Abu Dhabi’s highly valuable postgraduate course have finalized their exclusively organized internship in a major cultural institutions in France, this professional experience is an important feature of this two year programme. With the construction of the Al Saadiyat District and cultural institutions, including several museums, art and culture has flourished in the UAE attracting large numbers of art enthusiasts and cultural 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 enhances their career potential.

Additionally, our talented and dedicated Masters 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.” French education is a significant part of the Abu Dhabi’s Economic Vision 2030 to create a knowledge-based economy and Paris Sorbonne University Abu Dhabi offers world-class education at its state-of-the-art campus.

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.