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Museum and Gallery Studies

Museum and Gallery Studies Ontario College Graduate Certificate

What is Museum and Gallery Studies?

This program provides students with a broad-based foundation in museum and gallery work, including the main technical areas common to all museums and galleries: conservation and collections management, exhibition design, public programming, and administration. This one year (three semester) graduate certificate program will give students a cross section of museum and gallery studies, combining academics, technical practice, and an internship.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
MUSM
Length:
1 Year
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
3 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Graduate Certificate
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Gary Evans
Email:
Gary.Evans@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5322

This program provides students with a broad-based foundation in museum and gallery work, including the main technical areas common to all museums and galleries: conservation and collections management, exhibition design, public programming, and administration. This one year (three semester) graduate certificate program will give students a cross section of museum and gallery studies, combining academics, technical practice, and an internship.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • apply knowledge of the history, development, and philosophy of museums and galleries, as well as their associated professions, to museum-related work


  • manage the care and conservation of objects in collections


  • participate in the management, growth, and development of a museum/gallery collection


  • manage records for a museum or gallery collection


  • assess the impact of environmental conditions on materials in a museum or gallery collection


  • monitor and control the museum and gallery environment


  • monitor, protect, and maintain artifacts that are in storage as well as those on display, in transit, or on loan


  • research and interpret museum and gallery collections


  • develop, deliver, and evaluate educational programs


  • coordinate temporary, permanent, and touring exhibitions, as well as satellite projects


  • manage the routine operations of a museum or gallery in the for-profit or not-for-profit sectors


  • apply the principles of budgeting and financing, including grant writing, fund raising, and other related activities, to the operation of a museum or gallery


  • complete museum-related work in accordance with best practices, ethical standards, and museum standards


  • apply the work practices related to museum studies in environmentally responsible and sustainable ways that are beneficial to the community.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3

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Fall | Winter | Summer

2016 | 2017 | 2017

-Post-secondary diploma or degree, or equivalent work experience

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to this program:

- Post-secondary diploma or degree, or

- equivalent work experience

13 Mandatory Courses

1 Internship

To graduate from this program, a student must attain a minimum of 60% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester. The passing weighted average for promotion through each semester and to graduate is 60%.

Mandatory Courses

MUSM1000 Understanding Museums and Galleries
MUSM1001 Curatorial Practices
MUSM1002 Collection Management
MUSM1003 Exhibition Design
MUSM1004 Museum and Gallery Management
MUSM1005 Technical Practices
MUSM1006 Preventative Conservation Techniques
MUSM1007 Educational Programming and Delivery
MUSM1008 Advanced Museum and Gallery Management
MUSM1009 Advanced Collection Management
MUSM1010 Research Methods for Museums and Galleries
MUSM1011 Advanced Exhibition Design
MUSM1013 Museum Studies Portfolio
Internship
MUSM1012 Museum Studies Internship
A dark-haired girl wearing glasses stands in front of a painting of someone playing in the snow.

Alexandra Beneteau

Alex chose Georgian’s Museum and Gallery Studies grad certificate program after earning a BFA and an MA, and then living abroad for five years. She wanted to explore the field and build contacts within the industry. The internship component was particularly attractive to her as a way of gaining hands-on experience. Read more...

A dark-haired girl wearing glasses stands in front of a painting of someone playing in the snow.

Alexandra Beneteau

Alex chose Georgian’s Museum and Gallery Studies grad certificate program after earning a BFA and an MA, and then living abroad for five years. She wanted to explore the field and build contacts within the industry. The internship component was particularly attractive to her as a way of gaining hands-on experience. Read more...

Students organize gallery exhibit

What inspires artists? What is that spark that sets an artist’s artwork into motion? In other words, what is the artist’s muse? This interesting question is being addressed by students of Georgian's Museum and Gallery Studies program through a special visual art exhibition titled The Intimate Muse. Read more...

Sara stands next to one of her large drawings at the Artist Project

Student’s art displayed at juried exhibition

Museum and Gallery Studies student, Sara Shields, recently had some of her art displayed at the Better Living Centre in Toronto as part of a large, juried exhibition called The Artist Project. The project showcased more than 200 artists from around the province. Read more...

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Gary Evans
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 5322

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