American Southwest Museum Studies Trip
This exciting trip (May 13- May 25, 2013) to the American Southwest will introduce you to cultural resources not normally found on the East Coast. This trip can be used to fulfill 4 credit hours for Museum Studies or Anthropology minors and/or majors.
Curator-in-Residence George Ciscle focuses on community arts…
Exploring the nation's archaeological collections policies...
Faculty and Staff
Chair, Museum Studies Program; Assistant Professor of History
Office: Kent Hall, Room 124
Phone Number: 240-895-2220
Why Museum Studies:"I am interested in communicating research to the general public. Museum Studies offers an opportunity for me to do that, and to help students do it, too."
Marine and Estuarine Ecologist
Office: Schaefer Hall Room 214
Phone Number: 240-895-4374
Why Museum Studies:"My connection with museum studies comes from working in the University of British Columbia Herbarium as a graduate student and from a postdoctoral fellowship at the Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, in Washington D.C. Museums provide many career opportunities for biologists such as curation of scientific collections and biological/ecological research."
Department of Art History
Office: Montgomery Hall, Room 145
Phone Number: (240) 895-4248
Why Museum Studies:"My involvement with Museum Studies comes from my professional work as a curator as well as my interest in object-based teaching, an essential component of an art history curriculum. Because museum and gallery exhibitions and educational programs connect objects to cultural meanings and communicate those meanings to audiences, they offer important opportunities to put art history into practice, often in an interdisciplinary context. So teaching in Museum Studies helps me prepare students for future professions interpreting art for the public in a variety of scholarly, critical, or popular venues and from many disciplinary perspectives."
Executive Director, Historic St. Mary's City
Phone Number: 240-895-4960
Why Museum Studies:"I joined Historic St. Mary’s City (HSMC) as Executive Director in October 2008. At HSMC I have been engaged with fundraising, research, and developing new program and marketing initiatives. "
Acting Executive Director, Historic London Town and Gardens; Edgewater, MD
Why Museum Studies:"I enjoy talking with students about the many different types of museums (from the stately Metropolitan Museum of Art to the International Rattlesnake Museum), how they came into being, and the challenges facing them today. Talking with students has kept my ideas about museums fresh by allowing me to discuss things outside of the usual museum profession."