Museology Master of Arts Program
The Museology Program partners with other institutions and programs to advance the relevance and effectiveness of museums and museum professionals. Examples of special initiatives include:
- American Alliance of Museums’ Excellence in Exhibition Label Writing Competition recognizes outstanding and innovative label writing in museums, zoos, aquariums, universities and libraries. The Museology Program is pleased to partner with the American Alliance of Museum’s Curators Committee (CurCom), to organize and manage the competition for the fifth year in 2017. Each year one Museology student is selected to coordinate the review process in collaboration with the committee.
- Emerging Curator Initiative is a collaborative venture shared between the Kirkland Arts Center (KAC) in Kirkland, WA and the Museology Graduate Program to provide a museology graduate student with the opportunity to plan and execute an exhibition hosted in the KAC Gallery as the focus of the student’s master’s project. Once selected, the student works closely with representatives of both organizations to shape their concept, define their inquiry, and connect that framework to artwork that expresses it. This collaboration provides a bridge between the academic and professional world and creates an educational experience that benefits the “emerging” student curator, regional artists, and the public.