On March 2, 2018, HSE’s Academic Council founded the Joint Department with Garage Museum.
March 2018, Garage’s minor programme, Contemporary Art: An Introduction to History and Museum and Exhibition Practices, opens for enrollment for all first-year bachelor students. Classes will begin this fall. Developed by Garage’s experts, the minor program offers participants the opportunity to study contemporary art with professionals in the field and attend modules on up-to-date art processes. In addition to the basics of the history of art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, students will learn about the profession of the curator, the peculiarities of the legal system of the art market, and technologies used in art management. The Museum intends to combine theoretical knowledge with practical skills striving for an interdisciplinary approach. Practical parts of the program will be held in Moscow museums and galleries, where students may get the opportunity to analyze precise cases.
Garage aims to launch the master's program Practices of Contemporary Art and Curatorship next year. The basis of the program was created by analyzing the most successful international and domestic experiences of the academic programs in the field of Culture and Art Studies. The purpose of the master's program is to train specialists with interdisciplinary professional competences in the field of contemporary art, who possess theoretical knowledge and practical skills of curatorial, exhibition, and project activities. The first set of students is scheduled for 2019. It is also planned to expand training to the field of various artistic practices.
Garage department will be a place for research projects, therefore the list of joint projects with HSE will be expanded.