Museum Studies

Butler Museum Studies students with painting

Explore Museums. Ignite Knowledge.

The Museum Studies minor introduces you to the history of museums, as well as the political and ethical issues related to collecting and displaying historical items. As a student in this program, you’ll discuss current issues facing museum professionals, including museum content connected to the fields of history, anthropology, art and art history, classical studies, archaeology, and museum management.

This minor is intended for those who are not only interested in working in museums and furthering their education through graduate studies, but also for those who would like to expand their knowledge of topics connected to this discipline or round out their liberal arts education.

Students are able to complete this minor in either the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences or the Jordan College of the Arts.

Program Information


Sample courses in this program include:

  • ART 105 – Art History Survey 1
  • AA 301 – Principles and Practices of Arts Administration
  • ART 314 – Museum Studies: Collecting and Exhibiting Art and Visual Culture
  • AN 347 – Museum Studies
  • AN 340 – Non-Western Art

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