Museology Master of Arts Program

Students’ Theses


May 21, 2019

“Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons” (Student Exhibit)

There’s a lot of buzz going around about the fantasy-themed exhibit guest curated by Museology student Allison Moore (class of 2019). Hero’s Feast: Finding Community through Dungeons and Dragons, currently on display at the Renton History Museum, explores the history and impact of the popular game. Moore appeared alongside Sarah Samson, Curator of Collections & Exhibitions at…


April 29, 2019

Count your theses: 31 ways our students are helping us improve our practice

Every year, in the first few weeks of spring quarter, our second-year students pull themselves out of the writing, data collecting, project planning, and analysis to share their thesis work in five minute lightning-style presentations. These thesis preview presentations are a chance for first-year students, staff and faculty to get an early indication of what they have learned…


June 10, 2016

Food for Thought: Emergence of Food-Based Historical Museum Walking Tours

Thesis by Claire Aldenhuysen (2016)


Responsible Tourism for the New Museum: An evaluation of offsite museum travel programs

Thesis by Brianne Baird (2016)


Recovering from Natural Disasters: Helping Museum Employees Return to Workplace Normalcy

Thesis by Amanda Benson (2016)


Does Music Matter to Museum Visitors?: Understanding the Effect of Music in an Exhibit on the Visitor Experience

Thesis by Briana Brenner (2016)


Dialogue for Public Engagement

Master’s Project by Gregory Brandell (2016)


How Can We Talk About It?: Disrupting Heteronormativity Through Historic House Museums

Thesis by Joshua Buckner (2016)


The Social Justice and Societal Impact of Public Programs in House Museums

Thesis by Marianna Clair (2016)


Looking Through Glass: Understanding Visitor Perceptions of Visible Storage Methods in Museums

Thesis by Sena Dawes (2016)



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