Museology Master of Arts Program

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January 3, 2020

Mounting “Stories in Every Stitch” at Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park

I have in my wallet a rectangle of wallpaper, perhaps two inches by four inches. Everyone on the team for this year’s Directed Fieldwork in Exhibit Installation course got one, handed to us by our instructor after a weekend of work installing Stories in Every Stitch at the Klondike Gold Rush National Historical Park. As…


October 24, 2019

Paid Internship Pilot: Thank you for a great first year

As we start our second full year of the Museology program’s paid internship pilot, we would like to thank all of our partner organizations that have made this work possible. Together, we are working towards a more dynamic, inclusive, and equitable museum field. Our pilot program currently works with 25 local organizations to host paid…


June 11, 2019

Community Spotlight – Renton History Museum

Author: Sarah Samson, Renton History Museum Curator of Collections & Exhibitions, Museology class of 2005 “Full-circle.” This was how one of my students described the opening of a student-curated exhibit at Renton History Museum (RHM) this May. A group was attending to support one of their fellow M.A. candidates. I first met them one Monday afternoon…


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…


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…


January 18, 2017

Things to do in Seattle this January

One of the things that makes Seattle such an appealing place to live and study is the variety of neighborhoods and community events. Although Seattle has grown significantly in the recent past, there are still many distinct neighborhoods with their own personality. From the student-filled University District to the culturally-rich International District and artsy Capitol…