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About This Micro-Credential

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Museums and historic sites provide opportunities to share pieces of history with the public, educating the general population on methods and lifestyles enjoyed and employed in the past.

If you have a strong interest in managing museum collections and historic sites, this micro-credential will give you tools for an important career.

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Skills You Will Gain

Museum Archives

Learning Outcomes

  • Assess the needs of museum and archive collections.
  • Develop a plan addressing identified needs.
  • Assess electronic and other record keeping systems to meet the needs of the institution and the public.
  • Use skills to accurately identify dates, periods, influences, materials and makers.

Required Courses

  • HIS 609 - Collections and Museum Management

Choose one of the following:

  • HIS 630 - American Decorative Arts
  • HIS 625 - Archives and Digital Humanities

Choose one of the following:

  • HIS 596/696 - Archive Internship
  • HIS 592/692 - Independent Study

Offered in face-to-face format


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Brian Hackett
Artifact Care Specialist, First semester offered: Spring 2019


Northern Kentucky University
Local: +1 (859) 572-5825