Museum Studies/Digital Curation Certificate

Building Community in an Online Program (by Phyllis Hecht)

The JHU group taking photos of the galleries. Photo: Conxa Rodà

by Phyllis Hecht, Museum Studies, Director Building a strong sense of community may not be the first thing you think about in an online program, however it is a priority for us in our Museum Studies online master’s degree program. As you might imagine, our students are very busy—they have their work, their personal lives, read more…

Dr. Sarah Chicone Was Quoted in New York Times

Sarah Chicone

Dr. Sarah Chicone, assistant director of the Master of Arts in Museum Studies, was quoted in the New York Times article, “Life in the Slow Lane, Still a Draw for Heritage Fans” by Robert Strauss (March 14, 2016).

Museum Studies Partners with Newseum


The MA in Museum Studies program hosts an onsite seminar each year. This two-week, intensive, period of on-ground museum study is a required component for graduation. The seminar provides students with the chance to use what they have learned in their prior courses, develop networks with fellow students and museum experts, and explore the latest read more…

Museum Studies Students & Alum Awarded AAM Fellowships

Congratulations to our students and alum – Rachael Burrum, Nelleke Mack, Sandy McCann, Monica Miller, and Jada Wright-Greene who have been awarded Fellowships to the American Alliance of Museums (AAM) conference in Seattle May 18-21! This year’s AAM conference is dedicated to “The Innovation Edge”. Evolving technology plays a central role in the 21st-century museum. read more…

Exciting Museum Studies Faculty News

Exciting faculty news in the MA in Museum Studies program! Three of our esteemed faculty members have accepted new positions within the museum and arts community. Aside from mentoring and teaching students, our faculty members continue to achieve professionally as well. Our flexible program allows us to offer the expertise of highly regarded instructors and museum read more…

Museum Studies’ Sarah Chicone Co-Authors New Book

Sarah Chicone

Dr. Sarah Chicone, Assistant Director and Senior Lecturer for the MA in Museum Studies Program, has published a new book. Entitled Dinosaurs and Dioramas: Creating Natural History Exhibitions, she co-authored the book with Dr. Richard Kissel, Director of Public Programs at Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History, and Adjunct Instructor in Museums Studies. The book is available read more…

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