New Masters Degree in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies
The Department of Art History has announced that a new masters degree, Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies, will be available beginning in the Fall semester of 2011. The major offers extensive practical training and interdisciplinary courses exploring the various ways in which people represent, value, and use the past, and how this past is taught, publicly debated, and disseminated. The program will work closely with the Florida State University’s system of museums, such as the Museum of Fine Arts and the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art, other local and regional art institutions, and with governmental agencies, such as the Southeastern Archeological Center, the Bureau of Archaeological Research, the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation, and the Museum of Florida History.
Vocational and theoretical training will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in a variety of roles from curators, educators, to cultural policy makers. Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies is aimed at both those who wish to study museum practices and cultural heritage as an academic subject, and those who might wish to obtain employment in museums or other cultural heritage agencies.