Museum Studies

MSC01 1050
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
Hibben Center
Rm 320

Phone: (505) 277-0786

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Museum Studies Courses

usgs-msb-integrationSchedule of Classes: Spring 2017

MSST 407./507. Museum Practices

Museum Practices. (Also offered as  ARTH 407.)  History, philosophy and purposes of museums. Techniques and problems of museum administration, education, collection, exhibition, conservation and public relations. {Offered every academic year}

Spring 2017 taught by Dr. Candace Matelic

37103-MSST 407 001 | 37104-MSST 507 001 -- Fully Online

MSST 429./529. Topics in Museum Studies
Topics in Museum Studies. (3) An in-depth analysis of a specific topic in Museum Studies. May be repeated as subject matter changes. 

MSST 475./575. Museum Interpretation

Museum Interpretation. (3) Public education within museum contexts including exhibit research, planning, development, production; traveling trunks, booklets, outreach, public programming, evaluation, and digital and virtual applications.

Spring  2017 taught by Dr. Sara Otto-Diniz
37000-MSST 475 001 | 37001-MSST 575 001
Tuesday 1230-1500
crosslisted with ARTH 429, ARTH 529

MSST 476./576. Museum Collection Management

Museum Collection Management. (3) How to collect, catalog, and care for museum collections as well as the role of research and informal object based learning in museums.
Topics will include collection planning, accessioning, loans, exhibits, object handling, storage, collections management databases, copyright, intellectual property, digitization, NAGPRA, and other ethical issues.


MSST 485./585. Seminar in Museum Methods

Seminar in Museum Methods. (3 to a maximum of 6) Δ (Also offered as ARTH, ANTH 485./585.) Theoretical and practical work in specific museum problems, topics and themes. Prerequisite: 407.

Spring 2017  taught by Dr. Loa Traxler
38880-MSST 485.001 | 38881-MSST 585.001
Wednesday 1300-1530
crosslisted with ANTH 485, ANTH 585, ARTH 485, ARTH 585

Detailed Course Description: Sem: NAGPRA & Museums


MSST 486./586. Practicum

Practicum: Museum Methods. (3 to a maximum of 6) ∆ (Also offered as ANTH, ARTH 486./586.) Practicum in museum methods and management. Prerequisite: ANTH 402 or ARTH 407. Restriction: permission of instructor.{Offered every academic year} {Offered upon demand}

MSST 598. Graduate Project

Graduate Project.  (1-6, no limit) Projects must be museum based. They may be exhibits, films, educational programs, collection curation, field collection and analysis, or other museum endeavors. All projects must be original contributions to museums, or the museum profession, and demonstrate contemporary knowledge of museum methods, theory and practice. Offered on a CR/NC basis only.

MSST 599. Master's Thesis

Master’s Thesis. (1-6, no limit) Limited to graduate majors in the Master’s program.