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Museum & Gallery Practices Certificate

Through the  Museum & Galleries Practices certificate program, students have the opportunity to gain practical experience in the documentation, preservation, and conscious curation of museum and gallery collections. This program equips students with the necessary skills for pursuing careers as curators, or for further studies in archives and preservation, conservation, museum studies, curatorial studies, and related fields.

What you’ll learn

Learn curatorial strategies, grant-writing, exhibition design, preparation and programming, and other skills that help ensure museums and galleries are accessible and engaging to a wide range of audiences. The certification teaches students the history and development of museums and galleries as well as museological theory. Additionally, students gain a deeper familiarity with the techniques, ethics, and practices of museums through hands-on work at both on and off campus institutions. 

Program highlights

The certificate in Museum & Gallery Practices is interdisciplinary and includes specialized tracks for Anthropology, Art, Environmental Science & Management, History, and Native American Studies majors. After completing core courses, students intern with off-campus museums, galleries and nonprofit institutions including the Clarke Historical Museum, Humboldt Natural History Museum, Ink People Center for the Arts, Morris Graves Museum of Art, and National Forest Service.