This is a one-year MA-specialisation at the Archaeology faculty of Leiden University. The programme focuses on the ethical issues and dilemmas of (international) heritage management and museum practices.
In this specialisation you will trace the roots and developments of archaeological heritage management, on land and under water. You will learn about current and ethical issues and you will experience some of these in daily practice. Attention will be paid to international treaties and organisations and issues such as ownership, values, stakeholders, repatriation, looting, and commercial archaeology.
Contemporary dilemmas of archaeological heritage management will also be addressed in depth. They relate to subjects such as public archaeology, site management, and heritage protection in conflict zones. You will meet challenging guest lecturers, with whom you can discuss the issues and dilemmas that heritage managers face.
Working with professional heritage managers will give you the ideal opportunity to enhance your network.