Museum studies at Connecticut College is a broad interdisciplinary program, open to students of all majors, that explores the role of museums in shaping society's knowledge about art, culture, history, and the natural world.

The program is designed to introduce you to careers in all types of museums, cultural arts centers, historical sites and houses, science centers, environmental education centers, exhibit design firms, auction houses, planetaria, aquaria, zoos and botanical gardens.

Students apply to the Museum Studies Certificate Program in the first semester of sophomore year.

Those who successfully complete the program's components receive a certificate at graduation.

The museum studies certificate program offers you:

  • An introduction to the foundations of museology with a critical perspective on museum history and practice
  • An opportunity to visit and analyze a diverse range of museums and exhibitions
  • Study of community/museum relationships through on-site observations and interaction with museum professionals
  • Training in museum skills and operation, including curation, exhibition design and implementation, collection management, conservation, administration, publication, fundraising, and educational programming

For more information, contact Professor Christopher B. Steiner, program director or Professor Karen Gonzalez Rice, associate director.

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