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Museum Studies Program


The Museum Studies Program is a Certificate Program that operates out of the University’s Department of History. The Certificate requires 12 credit hours, 3 of which may be cross listed. A number of Fellows earn the certificate although they need to use most of their elective courses to do so. Regardless of whether they seek the certificate, many Fellows take one or more courses in the Museum Studies Program to gain more training in museum management, collections management, exhibitions, historic properties, and museum education. Some of this course work is offered as semester length, three credit courses; some of it is offered in the form of shorter one-credit courses.

Museum Studies course work complements the day-to-day institutional and staff relationships Fellows build at Winterthur. Many Fellows value the chance to contrast Winterthur with the operation of other, smaller institutions and collections; courses in Museum Studies also provide an opportunity to work closely with graduate students in other academic disciplines. Many of these students will become colleagues in the future.

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