Museum Origins - Deadline to Apply
Nov. 1, 2016, is the deadline to apply for the “Museum Origins” course, offered by Kent State University’s School of Library and Information Science. The 10-week, 3-credit-hour graduate course includes 10 days exploring museums in London and Oxford during Kent State's spring break (and a few days beyond).
"Museum Origins" examines the birth of the modern museum and its roots in Europe. In the context of today’s world, students will “go back in time” to explore the origins of western museums and the meaning of publicly shared collections by visiting actual sites and collections that played a role in this history. The course is designed specifically to help current and future museum professionals gain a better understanding of their own role and purpose in their community, society and nation.
Graduate and upper-division undergraduate students from any institution, any major — including art, art history, architecture, history, public history, literature, anthropology, classics, and more — are encouraged to apply.