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Museum Studies

A guide to heritage and museum practice.

Welcome to the Museum Studies Guide

Palmer Museum of Art in University Park, PAMuseum Studies, also called museology, is an academic field that focuses on the theories and practices for the museum profession, including archives and records management, art galleries, cultural and governmental agencies, educational institutions, historical and heritage societies, media production companies, and preservation and cultural resource management.

This guide is intended to support students pursuing the graduate certificate in Heritage and Museum Practice in the School of Humanities at Penn State Harrisburg as well as the Museum Studies Certificate in the College of Arts and Architecture at Penn State University Park.

For additional assistance with museum studies research or resources, please contact your liaison librarian.  At Penn State Harrisburg, your liaison librarian is Heidi Abbey Moyer.  At Penn State University Park, your temporary liaison librarian for art and architecture is Laurin Davis.

Research Guides (Broad Topics in Museum Studies)