Museum Studies Minor Overview
Hartwick offers one of relatively few undergraduate Museum Studies programs in the country. The program is for students interested in understanding the ways museums are used as intellectual resources, preservers and presenters of the world’s cultures; as well as gaining perspectives on how museums reflect positions of power and provide diverse educational opportunities by offering many different modes of learning. In addition, Hartwick’s Yager Museum of Art and Culture is not only an outstanding college museum, but also an experiential learning classroom and lab.
Exciting Student Outcomes
Hartwick museum studies students gain the theoretical framework and practical experience needed for success in graduate school or employment.
Cooperstown Graduate School
State University of New York at Oneonta
Leanne Schmadtke ‘15
Alexa Wichowsky ‘16
New York State Museum
Amanda Phelps ‘14
Honour Harlowe ‘16
Collections and Exhibitions Manager
Corning Museum of Glass
Warren Bunn ‘91
Family Programs Supervisor
Emily Wojcik ‘07
Museum Studies Requirements
Ready to be a museum studies minor? Here’s what it takes.
Museum Studies Courses
Hartwick’s Museum Studies courses provide students with theoretical and practical courses and experiences that enable them to understand and value the role museums play in our society. Students create exhibitions and programs and learn collections care and management through practical, hands-on experiences at the Yager Museum of Art and Culture and the Foreman Gallery.
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Museum Assistant positions in the College’s Yager Museum of Art & Culture, national internship placements, and the Museum and Gallery Club offer students opportunities for hands-on museum work.
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Museum Studies Faculty
Hartwick’s Museum Studies courses are taught by skills professionals who have achieved success in the museum profession and share their experiences with students.
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Still Have Questions?
Contact the Museum Studies Coordinator