Cultural Heritage Management Program in Egypt

The Master in Cultural Heritage Management is a multidisciplinary postgraduate program designed for students and professionals who are interested in heritage conservation, site management, museum studies, tourism, creative industries, architectural heritage, historical towns, and cultural landscapes.

CHM is a one-year program with a particular attention on complementing the theoretical approach with a practical experience gained on field visits of monuments and sites. The general goal of the program is to enhance the knowledge of professionals and graduates in the field of heritage protection, management and dissemination of the values of the diverse Egyptian cultural heritage.

Eyes of Horus, Neues Museum
Eyes of Horus from the Neues Museum, Berlin. Flickr/Marek Isalski
The CHM would broaden exchanges with the neighboring countries through partnerships established in particular with the IREST department, Paris 1Panthéon-Sorbonne, and other Euromediterranean institutions.

For your reference please find here following additional information on the course.

The program is co-directed by Professor Fekri Hassan, Université Française d’Egypte, emeritus Petrie Professor of Archaeology, University College London, and Professor Maria Gravari-Barbas, Director of the Institut de Recherche et d’Etudes Supérieures du Tourisme (IREST), UNESCO Chair in Cultural Tourism, University of Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne.

Courses are taught by a team of Egyptian and French academics and professionals with experience in
cultural heritage management, tourism and development. The program addresses three core areas:

  1. Cultural Tourism is a course that introduces the history and development of heritage tourism, the role of geography, environment, historical cities, and neighborhoods in collective memory, perceptions, and construction of heritage, role of different stakeholders and covers different aspects of the management and marketing of cultural sites, organization, finance, audience, urban tourism, pricing, communication, branding, and internationalization.
  2. Architectural and Urban Heritage includes an introduction to the urban and architectural heritage, definition and genesis, international conventions, architectural and urban heritage in Egypt, social construction — from monuments to the historical city, urban and architectural heritage in Egypt, morphology and typology diversity.
  3. Museum Studies includes the study of the museum in a changing world, museum management tools and practices, governance, human resources, security, logistics, collection management, acquisition and disposal, documentation, security, protection and conversation, storage and curation, registration and loans, access interpretation and communication, planning, exhibition project management, use of multimedia, museum architecture, lighting, logistics, design, and art appreciation.

For  application  and  more  information  please  contact  Tiziana  Destino,  administrative coordinator and student liaison at heritagemaster(at)

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