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Art and material culture internship


Admission requirements



Under the guidance of the lecturer and in consultation with the curator for Southeast Asia the student selects a set of objects in the National Museum of Ethnology, describes these in the museum format and analyses them in their cultural context.

Course objectives

  • To get practical experience in a museum setting.

  • To gain insight into the history of museum collections and the role of objects as cultural heritage.

  • To deepen the knowledge of and insight into the art and material culture of Southeast Asia in its cultural context.

  • To improve academic writing skills.


Mode of instruction


Assessment method

  • Object descriptions in a museum format

  • Paper (4000 words)


Reading list

In consultation with the lecturer.


Registration through uSis mandatory
Exchange and Study Abroad students, please consult the Study in Leiden website for information on how to apply

Contact information

Dr. M.J. Klokke