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About This Micro-Credential

A museum, exhibition hall, interior visualization

Do you enjoy building accurate displays and environments designed to engage and educate the public?

This micro-credential is for individuals interested in exhibit design and theory, and it provides opportunities to gain real-world, hands-on experiences caring for artifacts and producing, interpreting, constructing, installing, evaluating and caring for exhibits.

The student will be part of an exhibit team at one of our partner institutions.

Learn How to Apply

Skills You Will Gain

Museum Education

Museum Management

Museum Exhibits

Learning Outcomes

  • Design and implement museum exhibits that are informative and attractive, and meet certain goals and objectives.
  • Develop complex historical narratives and place them in exhibit form.
  • Effectively communicate using the exhibit medium.

Required Courses

  • HIS 607 - Exhibits in Museums and Historic Sites
  • HIS 605 - Museum Education and Interpretation

Choose one of the following:

  • HIS 596/696 - Exhibit Internship
  • HIS 592/692 - Independent Research

Offered in face-to-face format


Jennifer Bachner, PhD
Dr. Brian Hackett
Designing Experiences in Museums, First semester offered: Spring 2019


Northern Kentucky University
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