Certificate in Museum Studies

Certificates » Museum Studies
Program Features
  • Individual practicum project at a museum or historical society
  • Guest speakers from Seattle-area museums and institutions
  • Hands-on experience with real artifacts in museum settings
  • Field trips to local museums
Who Should Apply
  • Emerging museum professionals seeking to expand their knowledge and experience
  • Individuals interested in volunteering in or entering the museum field
  • Finance, marketing, fundraising, education, human resources and facilities management professionals who want to work in a museum environment
  • Art, history and collecting buffs
Examine the history, philosophy and objectives of a wide range of cultural institutions, including traditional museums, science centers, historical societies, zoos and botanical gardens. Learn how to develop collections and exhibits that attract and engage visitors. Explore the roles of curator, conservator, director, collection manager, registrar and educator. Gain an understanding of community and donor engagement, administration and the specific legal requirements for museums.
Key Outcome
You will gain knowledge and skills in museum administration, education, collections and exhibits to help you pursue or advance a career in the museum sector.
Start Location Program ID Status
Autumn 2015  Details Details UW Seattle 5161 In Development
Autumn 2014  Details Details UW Seattle 4625 Closed
Course Dates Days Instructor
Introduction to Museum Theory and Practice Oct 4 - Dec 6, 2014 Sa Marshall
Educational Programming in a Museum Oct 4 - Dec 6, 2014 Sa McCauley
Collection Management and Care Jan 10 - Mar 14, 2015 Sa Linz
Exhibit Design and Planning Jan 10 - Mar 14, 2015 Sa Detweiler
Engaging Community and Building Audience Apr 4 - Jun 6, 2015 Sa Carter
Practicum Apr 4 - Jun 6, 2015 Sa Hardy
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The UW program gives you the opportunity to really get out and get connected to the local museum world! The necessary networking opportunities that any new museum professional needs are essentially built into the program.

Angela H.
Museum Educator for Youth and Family Programs, Tacoma Art Museum, Certificate in Museum Studies, 2010