VAS Practice-Based Conservation Program for Professionals


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Students in this New York-based, globally connected master’s program enjoy many opportunities, such as the chance to produce three funded exhibitions.

SVA MA Curatorial Practice students install Jun Ge’s inkjet print “Untitled” (2022) for the exhibition Was I dreaming?curated by freshman Diana Colón, now on view at the program gallery, CP Projects Space, through November 23. The exhibition is free and open to the public.

Join us in the heart of New York to study conservation at SVA with our extraordinary faculty, surrounded by countless artists, galleries and cultural events. Our two-year degree covers all aspects of practical curatorial training, plus courses in art history, theory, critical writing and philosophy, to get you hired as a world professional. art, as our graduates usually are. You will produce three funded exhibitions and take a sponsored trip to a major international biennale, followed by an internship at a leading arts institution. Support scholarships are available and diversity, equity and social justice are at the heart of our thinking.

Visit us online for a special program information session on Thursday, November 17 at 10 a.m. (EST) by register here.

To learn more and apply for Fall 2023, visit

As part of our program, we are pleased to announce three upcoming special online events:

  • Punk Orientalism: The Art of Rebellion
    Wednesday, November 16, 12 p.m. (EST) on Zoom
    Sara Raza, award-winning faculty member, artist Ala Younis, and MoMA curator Inga Lace discuss Raza’s new book, Punk Orientalismon art and resistance in the countries of the former Soviet Union and their complex relations with the Middle East. Register for this event.
  • The Algorithmic State: James Bridle on AI and Interspecies Intelligence
    Wednesday, November 30, 12 p.m. (EST) on Zoom
    James Bridle, the best-selling author of New Dark Age: technology and the end of the future and Ways of Being: Animals, Plants, Machines: The Search for Planetary Intelligencediscusses the widespread social, cultural, and ecological implications of artificial intelligence with faculty member Noam Segal. Register for this event.
  • The Algorithmic State: Art in the Wider Technological Field
    Wednesday, December 14, 12 p.m. (EST) on Zoom
    Artist Agnieszka Kurant and her guests discuss with faculty member Noam Segal the rapidly changing digital art practices and what they predict for the future of art and society. Register for this event.

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