Minor in Museum Studies

Who owns the past? How is the value of an object determined? Seek out answers to these and other questions while earning a minor in museum studies.


Undergraduates minoring in museum studies work with faculty members in Art and Art History, Sociology and Anthropology, History, and the University Museums.

Through courses and practicums, students delve into the histories, architecture, operations, politics, and ethics of museums. They explore issues of collective memory, institutional critique, cultural heritage, and public history.


Rather than thinking about art as something that stands alone, we are now paying more attention to the institutions through which we access these great works of art and how that has framed our perceptions.

Elizabeth Marlowe Associate professor of art and art history