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About This Micro-Credential

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Want to get started in museum studies? This introduction to museums, museum issues and controversies in the past and present will expose you to museum methods and practices and allow you to gain experience in museum work.

This micro-credential will familiarize students with museums, better preparing them for work in the museum field and/or graduate study, while also providing an advantage when applying for jobs in the museum field.

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Skills You Will Gain

Museum Education

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand museums in the past and present, including the legal, social and political issues related to museums, their collections and individual objects.
  • Display knowledge of the history of modern museums and the role(s) museums play in advancing an appreciation of culture.
  • Perform skills in collections management, exhibition and public outreach/programming.
  • Apply concepts and methods at a museum through an internship.

Required Courses

  • ANT 307 - Museum Methods
  • ANT 396 - Museum Internship

Choose one of the following:

  • ANT 311 - Museums in Contemporary Society
  • HIS 317 - History Behind American Treasures

Offered in face-to-face format


Dr. Judy Voelker
Museum Studies, First semester offered: Spring 2019


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