Museum Studies Program

Hartwick College museum studies students installing exhibit
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.  

Graduate School
Cooperstown Graduate Program,
State University of New York at Oneonta
Leanne Schmadtke ’15
Alexa Wichowsky ’16
Karl Wietzel ’17
Carlie Doggette ’18

Sotheby’s Institute of Art
Arantza Orengo Green ’17

New York State Museum
Amanda Phelps ’14

English Teacher
South Korea
Honour Harlowe ’16

Collections and Exhibitions Manager
Corning Museum of Glass
Warren Bunn ’91

Family Programs Supervisor
Phoenix Zoo
Emily Wojcik ’07

Historic Sites Manager
Nantucket Historical Association
Karl Wietzel ’17

Museum Studies Requirements

Ready to be a museum studies minor?  Here’s what it takes.

Minor Requirements

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.

Check out our course offerings!

Special Opportunities

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.

More about special opportunities

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.

Meet our Museum Studies Faculty

Still Have Questions?

Contact the Museum Studies Coordinator

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