University of West Georgia faculty and Atlanta History Center professional staff co-teach the museum seminars, offering students a variety of perspectives on the field. Additional guest speaker help students expand their professional networks. We teach the museum seminars at the Atlanta History Center and utilize the resources of this premier historical organizaion as a laboratory for course assignments and projects.
The museum studies seminars stress our commitment to practical experience as well as discussion of contemporary ideas and challenges in the museum field. Assignments focus on tasks that students will undertake in the real world of museums, from processing a museum collection and preparing an interpretation plan to evaluating educational programs, writing a foundation proposal or marketing plan, and developing an exhibit proposal. In each class, students prepare portfolios that assist them in marketing their skills to potential employers.
The Museum Studies program attracted the attention of the American Historical Association, which asked for an article written by program founders Ann McCleary and Pam Meister, that was featured in the February 2005 issue of the American Historical Association's Perspectives.
Museum Studies Certificate Requirements:
- Theory and Methods of Material Culture Studies (3 hours)
- Three of the following graduate-level museum seminars (9 hours):
- HIST 6301 Administration of Museums and Historic Sites
- HIST 6302 Collections Management in Museums
- HIST 6303 Education and Interpretation at Museums and Historic Sites
- HIST 6304 Exhibits at Museum and Historic Sites
- HIST 5486 Public History Internship (3 hours) at a museum selected in consultation with the public history faculty
重庆欢乐生肖官方网址Students who have been employed at a museum full-time for at least a year may replace the internship requirement with a fourth museum seminar, an additional public history course, or an internshp at another museum.
Museum Studies Program Coordinators
Dr. Ann McCleary
University of West Georgia
Carrollton, GA 30118
Dr. Gordon Jones
Senior Military Curator
Atlanta History Center
130 West Paces Ferry Road NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30305-1366
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