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Director: Carolyn Vacca
Email: cvacca@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 385-8244

Museum Studies Certificate

What is a Museum Studies Certificate?

The Museum Studies Certificate provides a broad academic approach to the study of museum operations and the museum experience.

Throughout the program, you'll learn to appreciate and address the challenges of selecting, maintaining, and interpreting material culture with a special focus on utilizing archaeological collections (artifacts).

You will explore all aspects of museum work, including collections care, curation, exhibit preparation/installation, museum education, volunteer coordination, fundraising and public programming.

Who Should Pursue Museum Studies?

This program may be right for you if you:

  • Plan to pursue graduate work in museum studies or immediate work in the field
  • Currently study in a related field (American Studies, Anthropology, History, Arts, Education) and wish to enhance your studies
  • Are presently involved with museum work (but not currently matriculated) and wish to broaden your academic training

Internship Experience

    The significant work/internship experience that is part of the certificate requirements will give you practical exposure to the running of a museum, archive, or historic site and better prepare you for real-world experience.

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