The Art History Department inaugurated its new Masters program in Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies in the 2011-2012 school year.
The Museum and Cultural Heritage Studies major at the MA level offers theoretical and practical training in the investigation and management of cultural heritage. Interdisciplinary courses explore the various ways in which people represent, value, and use the past, and how this past is taught, disseminated, and publically debated. Extended internships provide professional experience in real world situations. To this end the program works 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 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.
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 wish to obtain employment in museums or other cultural heritage agencies. For more information on the program see: http://arthistory.fsu.edu/programs/mchs
The Art History Department also offers a minor certificate in Museum studies. For more information on the certificate program see: http://arthistory.fsu.edu/programs/minors/museum-minor-requirements/