Museum Studies

Museum Studies Program
Hibben Center Room 320
MSC01 1050
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001
(505) 277-0786
http://museum.unm.edu 

Director
Loa Traxler, Ph.D., Anthropology

Lecturers
Harriet Beaubien, Smithsonian Institution
Audra Bellmore, Ph.D., Center for Southwest Research
Lea McChesney, Ph.D., Maxwell Museum
Sara Otto-Diniz, Ph.D., University of New Mexico
Devorah Romanek, Ph.D., Maxwell Museum

Affiliated Faculty
Carl Agee, Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences
Joseph Cook, Ph.D., Biology
E. James Dixon, Ph.D., Anthropology
Timothy Lowrey, Ph.D., Biology
Jason Moore, Ph.D., Honors College
Corinne Myers, Ph.D., Earth and Planetary Sciences
David A. Phillips, Ph.D., Anthropology
Joyce Szabo, Ph.D., Art
Thomas Turner, Ph.D., Biology
Christopher C. Witt, Ph.D., Biology

The Museum Studies program is an interdisciplinary program designed to provide students academic training in essential aspects of museology. The curriculum equips students with a range of museum skills and enables them to tailor learning to their career objectives. The program offers an 18 credit hour undergraduate minor, a 15 credit hour undergraduate certificate, a 15 credit hour graduate minor, and a 33 credit hour graduate degree. It is designed to prepare students for a variety of museum and museum-related occupations, including collections managers, registrars, museum educators, exhibit developers, and administrators. The Museum Studies program also is valuable to students who wish to become outdoor educators, interpreters, or naturalists. Some graduates may choose to pursue a Ph.D. in a related discipline to prepare for advanced curatorial work in museums.

The Museum Studies program brings together a unique consortium of UNM Museums, courses, laboratories, researchers, museum professionals, and educators in a statewide and national network to train qualified students for teaching, research, curation, and public service in museum contexts. The Museum Studies program is supported by UNM's five museums; the Harwood Museum of Art, the Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, the Meteorite Museum, the Museum of Southwestern Biology, and the UNM Art Museum.


Associated Programs

Undergraduate Program


Graduate Program



Courses

MSST 407 / 507. Museum Practices. (3)



MSST 429 / 529. Topics in Museum Studies. (1-3, no limit Δ)



MSST 475 / 575. Museum Interpretation. (3)



MSST 476 / 576. Museum Collection Management. (3)



MSST 485 / 585. Seminar in Museum Methods. (3, no limit Δ)



MSST 486 / 586. Practicum: Museum Methods. (1-3, no limit Δ)



MSST 507 / 407. Museum Practices. (3)



MSST 529 / 429. Topics in Museum Studies. (1-3, no limit Δ)



MSST 575 / 475. Museum Interpretation. (3)



MSST 576 / 476. Museum Collection Management. (3)



MSST 585 / 485. Seminar in Museum Methods. (3, no limit Δ)



MSST 586 / 486. Practicum: Museum Methods. (1-3, no limit Δ)



MSST 598. Graduate Project. (1-6 to a maximum of 15 Δ)



MSST 599. Master's Thesis. (1-6, no limit Δ)



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1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

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