Courses are classes that focus on a specific topic and may be the building blocks toward a degree. Online courses are classes taken electronically, relieving you of the obstacles you may encounter attending a brick-and-mortar school.
What is an online course in museology? It usually teaches some aspect of the work involved at a museum, such as museum administration, preservation, public engagement, grant writing, or education. You could choose to focus on legal issues that arise in museums, how to market and promote museums, ways to inform and involve the public in a museum’s exhibits and events, how to manage and administer staff in a unique environment, or how to preserve and present artifacts. You may learn about archaeology, anthropology, or history, depending on the focus of the course you choose.
After taking a course in museology, you have the skills to bring fresh ideas to your job at a museum, which may lead to a promotion. For example, you may learn a new way to arrange your museum’s galleries and implement a renovation that brings new guests.
Contact your school to inquire about the cost of a museology course. Since price depends on your school and the country where it’s located, the school should be able to provide information.
Courses in museology are usually designed to teach how museums are run, but there is more than one job in a museum. You may be able to work as a curator, exhibit coordinator, registrar, museum librarian, archivist, preservationist, community outreach expert, museum education assistant, gallery manager, catalogue associate, historian, or document manager. Depending on your interests, you may be able to work with art, natural history, your country’s history, or science. A course in museology may also be a jumping-off point if you want to volunteer at a local museum.
Brush up on museology with an online course. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
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