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The Curatorial Studies program is offered jointly by the Institute of Fine Arts and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, under the supervision of the Joint Committee on Curatorial Studies, which is composed of faculty, curators, and the Directors of both institutions. The purpose of the program is to prepare students for curatorial careers in specialized fields. Problems of museum education and general administration are raised but not emphasized. The course of study for the program normally requires three-and-one-half to four years, including a master's degree in art history. The Certificate in Curatorial Studies is awarded at the completion of all requirements.

Curatorial Studies Courses are open to all students. Curatorial Studies: Exhibition Practices is offered during the fall semester. Curatorial Studies: Collections and Curating is offered during the spring semester. Students in the Curatorial Studies courses receive hands on training in exhibition planning. Past exhibitions that have been featured in these courses are:  Man, Myth, and Sensual Pleasures: Jan Gossart's Renaissance; The World of Khubilai Khan: Chinese Art in the Yuan Dynasty; Venice and the Islamic World, 828–1797; and Prague, The Crown of Bohemia, 1347–1437.

Curatorial Studies Alumni have held leadership positions at some of the world’s foremost art institutions, such as: The Art Institute of Chicago; The Frick Collection; J. Paul Getty Museum; Library of Congress; The Metropolitan Museum of Art; National Gallery, London; Philadelphia Museum of Art; and the Smithsonian Institution.

Joint IFA–Metropolitan Museum Of Art Committee On Curatorial Studies

Carrie Rebora Barratt
Associate Director for Collections and Administration, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Andrea Bayer
Curator, European Paintings, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Barbara Boehm
Director, Curatorial Studies Program; Curator, Department of Medieval Art and The Cloisters, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Jonathan Brown
Carroll and Milton Petrie Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts

Thomas P. Campbell
Director, The Metropolitan Museum of Art; Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Curatorial Studies

Malcolm Daniel
Senior Curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Colin Eisler
Robert Lehman Professor of Fine Arts, Institute of Fine Arts

Peggy Fogelman
Frederick P. and Sandra P. Rose Chairman of Education, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Michael Gallagher
Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Paintings Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Günter Kopcke
Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities, Institute of Fine Arts

Denise Leidy
Curator, Department of Asian Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Rebecca Rabinow
Curator, Department of Modern and Contemporary Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Patricia Rubin
Director, Institute of Fine Arts, Co-Chair, Joint Committee on Curatorial Studies

Priscilla P. Soucek
John Langeloth Loeb Professor in the History of Art, Institute of Fine Arts

Luke Syson
Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Curator in Charge, Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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  M.A. | Ph.D. | Conservation

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  Curatorial Studies
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