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UvA-Bologna Erasmus programme

Amsterdam School for Heritage, Memory and Material Culture

This programme offers UvA students the opportunity to do an internship in Bologna.

In this programme, an 18 ECTS internship at one of the heritage and museum organisations in Bologna will be combined with courses at the University of Bologna. In some exceptional cases, students may choose to follow courses only, in which case they will have to request special permission from the exchange coordinator and examinations board. While abroad, UvA students are still expected to do the assignments set as part of the internship seminars in their own respective Master's programmes, next to writing an extended internship report to meet the requirements of an 18 ECTS internship.

In the first semester, students from the University of Bologna may register for courses within the Master's programme Heritage and Memory Studies, Master's programme  Museum Studies, and the Research Master Heritage, Memory and Archaeology at the University of Amsterdam.

The UvA-Bologna Erasmus programme also includes PhD and staff exchanges.

This international exchange is part of an UNIBO-UvA Inter-institutional agreement supported by the Erasmus Plus programme.

How to apply

Interested students can apply to this program by sending a CV and a letter explaining their motivation and work plan (by 30 October) to the programme coordinator, Dr. Ihab Saloul, via

Bologna courses offered in the academic year 2019-2020

Semiotics of Memory and Semiotics of Conflict may be taken together as a single 12 credit course or separately (two 6 credit courses).

Possible internship sites in Bologna

Once selected for the programme, students are advised to contact these sites directly as early as possible and before leaving Amsterdam in order to secure their internship in time. Interships are usually possible from March through June or July.

  • MaMbo
  • Museum Civico & Archeologico
  • Palazzo Poggi
  • Pinacoteca Nazionale di Bologna & Quadreria Zambeccari
  • Collezioni Comunali d’Arte
  • Museo Civico d’Arte Industriale e Quadreria Davia Bargellini
  • Museo Ebraico
  • Palazzo Fava, the exhibition centre
  • Art Collection of Unicredit Bank (Palazzo Magnani)
  • Human Rights Nights Film Festival