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Museology Master of Arts Program

November 5, 2017

Museology Internship Fair 2017

Last Friday was Museology’s annual  Internship Fair, where local museums and cultural organizations came together to chat with our students about internships, projects, and initiatives at their institutions. It was also a chance for students to connect with local museum professionals and get to know a little more about the organizations in our region. We…


October 25, 2017

Exhibit Installation at The Center for Wooden Boats

–Samuel Howes, Museology class of 2019 The morning air was chill, and with hot coffee in hand, I looked over the docks at The Center for Wooden Boats (CWB). A few dinghies and keelboats were tied up and covered with canvas, lines creaking audibly as water lapped against the hulls. My work boots thudded across…


October 2, 2017

Orientation Reflections: Welcoming the Class of 2019

While orientation marks the end of my summer, it is a time I look forward to, when I have the opportunity to get to know our incoming cohort of students, beyond just an application, a few emails, and maybe a brief visit. This group represents a range of interests, experience, and goals – with 35…


July 20, 2017

A Meandering Journey: Looking Back at My Graduate School Experience

Author: Marina Mayne, Class of 2017 When I started graduate school, I wasn’t sure exactly how everything would come together but I thought I knew exactly where I wanted to end up. I had worked in collections management positions in undergrad, spent time working in museums before graduate school, and completed an undergraduate minor in…


June 21, 2017

Congratulations, Class of 2017!

On June 9, friends, family, faculty, instructors, supervisors, and supporters of Museology’s graduates gathered at the University of Washington for the Class of 2017’s Graduation Ceremony to celebrate all that this cohort has accomplished during their two years at UW.  As Jessica Luke, Program Director, pointed out during the graduation ceremony, the numbers behind this…


June 2, 2017

To Museums, and Beyond – Andrea Arenas (Alumni Spotlight)

Andrea Arenas didn’t realize just how much she would get out of the Museology program before starting graduate school. After graduating from the University of Florida with a double major in Geology and Anthropology, she interned at the Florida Museum of Natural History in registration and collections management. From here, it clicked. She loved being…


May 18, 2017

Museology at AAM Annual Meeting

Museology students and alumni were out in full force at this year’s American Alliance of Museums (AAM) Annual Meeting in St. Louis, Missouri. AAM is a national professional organization for individuals working in museums, and their annual meeting is the largest gathering of museum professionals in the world, with over 4,200 attendees this year. The…


April 21, 2017

Museology at Work – Work Study at the Burke Museum and Henry Art Gallery

The University of Washington is fortunate to have a few on-campus museums, which are incredible resources for our students. Not only do The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture and the Henry Art Gallery offer free admission to all UW students, both museums offer a variety of work study positions, which give students paid opportunities to gain further…


April 14, 2017

Renae Youngs – Evaluating Organizations’ Impact on Communities (Alumni Spotlight)

Renae decided to pursue a Museology degree at UW because she saw the value in its interdisciplinary nature. When she joined the program in 2009, she was drawn to the program’s interdisciplinary nature and its focus on how museums serve their communities. “It was very explicit in being focused on museums as institutions that play…


April 11, 2017

Conversations with Margaret Middleton and Joe Heimlich

This Spring, Museology has hosted a series of informal conversations with visiting museum professionals. Our faculty invited some friends and colleagues to chat with our students about their current work, as well as their career paths. We’ve been delighted with the conversations we’ve had, as their unscripted responses and personal insights illuminate the paths that…


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