Supervisory Control at Museums

51.04.04In russian

Level of education Master

Type of instruction Full-time

Duration 2 years

Main academic courses
  • Key Issues in Restitution and Repatriation of Cultural Values
  • Archive Heuristics
  • Exhibition Spaces of St Petersburg
  • Culture in the System of Legislation
  • Cultural Tourism
  • Curatorship in Contemporary Art Practice
  • Minor Museums of St Petersburg
  • Mass Culture
  • International Cooperation in the Field of Preservation of Cultural Heritage
  • Museum Work in the BRICS Countries
  • Museum Source Studies
  • Museums Law
  • Research Activity in Contemporary Museum
  • Literary Museums of Russia
  • Museumfication of Palace-Garden Ensembles
  • Sociocultural Practices of Curatorship in the Key Concepts of Museology
  • Expertise, Certification and Evaluation of Natural Science Objects and Collections
  • Semiotics
Our advantages
  • Master's programme training in ‘Museum curatorship’ is designed to provide training of highly qualified specialists in the field of museology and cultural heritage protection. They will be capable of self-realisation and self-education, and possess professional skills and abilities. The principles and methods of work that they acquire may be used in further educational and scientific activities, as well as in solving particular problems upon graduation;
  • Museum curatorship is an integrative museum profession. It conforms to the modern level of understanding of the essence of museology, and its place in the system of humanitarian knowledge;
  • The programme provides knowledge in the main areas of the curator's work (custodian, research, cultural and educational activities) in museums and museum institutions of various profiles;
  • Particular emphasis is placed on the museum institutions in St Petersburg and their relationship with the global processes of culture development in general, as well as museology of museum business in particular;
  • The programme focuses on: the main problems and specifics of the museum institute functioning in the modern socio-cultural situation; its connection with modern scientific, ideological and art discourses; and the influence of the latter on the main areas of museum activity;
  • The graduate is able to carry out pedagogical, research, cultural and educational, expert and analytical, organisational and managerial activities.
Career opportunities


  • The programme is aimed at training specialists in the field of museology and heritage protection. Completion of this educational programme helps develop a values-based attitude to cultural and natural heritage, understanding of the importance of its actualisation for modern culture.


  • Museum worker
  • Expert and analyst
  • Historical, cultural, and educational tourism expert
  • Expert in the technical processes of art
  • Museum custodian
  • Museum documentation specialist
  • Guide
  • Research fellow
  • State and municipal employee
  • Creative professional in media