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Museum Studies: Academic-Year Courses

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FALL 2014 Certificate Courses

Costs / Early Registration Discount
In addition to the tuition, there is a $25 nonrefundable registration fee paid once per semester. The early registration discount applies to registrations received (paid in full) by August 22.

Museum History and Fundamentals
Explore the history of the major types of museums and the current issues and ethical challenges they encounter today. Understand how the primary public mission is established and interpreted. Discover how community inclusion is achieved and diversity is accomplished.
Syllabus
MSC1000 / noncredit / $600
Discount: $575 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: To be announced
Mon., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Sept. 29–Dec. 8 (10 sessions; no class Oct. 13)
Room: TBA

Contemporary Museum Management
Gain an understanding of the organization, governance, and management of museums. Explore the role of the board of directors, museum president or director, and staff and volunteers. Delve into the principles and practices of planning asset acquisition, collections management, and exhibits. Contemporary issues and challenges, such as financing future acquisitions, shrinking public funding, and competition for leisure time, are discussed.
Syllabus
MSC1010 / noncredit / $600
Discount: $575 (Purchase College matriculated students, employees, and alumni; and early registration discount)
Instructor: Heather Cotter
Wed., 6:30–9:30 p.m.
Oct. 1–Dec. 10 (10 sessions; no class Nov. 26)
Room: TBA

Updated April 14, 2014

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