Online Courses

Online Courses

There are thousands of free online courses available for art-related research along with professional development for museum practitioners. Courses below range from art history to operations management. If you have any queries about enrolling in a course, get in touch with a member of our team and we'll do our best to assist you.


An online learning platform offering Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). A range of institutions and universities offer free online courses through this platform relating to art history and professional practice in the cultural heritage sector including:


Khan Academy

Produces short lessons in the form of videos as well as supplementary practice exercises and materials for educators. Courses of relevance to art researchers or professionals include:



A learning platform by The Open University offering nearly 1000 free online courses across 8 different subject areas including:


eCollege courses are temporarily available free of charge as an additional support to those impacted by Covid-19 containment measures. Courses may benefit professionals who are wishing to upskill and reskill in digital, ICT and business skills related areas. A sample of the range of courses available include:

MIT OpenCourseWare (OCW)

A web-based publication of almost all of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) course content. The 2,400 courses available are searchable by topics, sub-topics, and specialties which include:



Hays Thrive

An online training platform by Hays recruitment agency available to help professionals "thrive in an ever-changing world of work". Course content is available by organisation registration.