Museum Studies

  • 525 South State St.
  • Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354

At Michigan, students engage with museums in their infinite variety and from an interdisciplinary perspective that draws upon a rich body of museum-focused scholarship and cultural theory derived from multiple academic disciplines. Course work for the Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies and the Undergraduate Minor in Museum Studies emphasizes both theory and practice and includes campus-based proseminars/lecture courses, cognates/electives from a variety of fields, and practica/internships, where the museum itself becomes the site of learning.  The Museum Studies Program hosts a vibrant program of public lectures, workshops, and conferences that bring local, national and global museum leaders and thinkers to our campus to explore a diverse range of issues and topics affecting today’s museums

A graduate certificate is offered by the Museum Studies Program, which resides in the Rackham Graduate School.  Students can also pursue an undergraduate minor in museum studies, which is administered by the Department of History of Art in the College of Literature, Science & the Arts.  Each provides outstanding opportunities to engage intellectually, professionally, and interpersonally with the world of museums.

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