Museum Studies (MST)

MST 379 MUSEUM AND CIVIC ENGAGEMENT

3, 3/0

Exploration of how museums and cultural agencies define community identity. Internal operations of museums and cultural agencies. Minimum 20 hours in-service (fieldwork) activity required, with 15 percent of the grade dependent upon the resulting learning from that service. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Course: HIS 379

MST 380 INTRODUCTION TO THE MUSEUM

3, 3/0

History, theory, and practices of American museums. Extensive reading, illustrated lectures, and exercises in museum operations. Field trips to area museums. Offered fall semester.

Equivalent Course: HIS 380

MST 381 THE ROLE OF THE HISTORY MUSEUM

3, 3/0

Theory and practice of historical investigation and publication. Uses and procedures of research in historical museums and agencies. Evaluation of source materials. Preparation of historical essays and exhibits. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Course: HIS 381

MST 419 CURATORSHIP

3, 3/0

Principles and techniques of collecting and exhibiting of museum collections; includes use of audiovisual materials, archives at art museums and historic sites; development of professional expertise in curatorship. Offered fall semester.

Equivalent Course: HIS 419

MST 420 ADMINISTRATION OF THE HISTORICAL AGENCY OR ART MUSEUM

3, 3/0

Principles and practice of administration of museums. Problems of organization, collection, exhibition, public services, finance, special public relations, and trustee relations. Experience in the area of interpretation. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Course: HIS 420

MST 425 MUSEUM PRESERVATION AND PRACTICE

3, 3/0

Acquaints students who are non-conservation specialists with conservation principles of museum collections. Environmental, handling, and procedural issues; lecture, demonstrations, and practical work; examine exhibition and storage facilities at local institutions. Offered fall semester.

Equivalent Course: HIS 425

MST 450 MUSEUM INTERNSHIP

3-6, 0/0

Prerequisites: Upper-division status and permission of instructor. For students interested in gaining practical experience in museum work. Assignment to a particular museum is based on a student's major-related disciplines. Students in areas such as history, anthropology, art history, education, and the natural sciences are eligible. Offered occasionally.

Equivalent Course: HIS 450

MST 480 DIGITAL MSEUM COLLECTIONS

3, 3/0

Digital technology enables museums to make their collections more accessible. Students investigate what is involved in digitizing museum objects through classroom instruction and a class project. To balance theory with practice, students work as a group to develop their own digital collection. Course is taught at Buffalo State College and a local cultural institution. Offered every semester.

Equivalent Course: HIS 480

MST 488 INTERNSHIP

3-15, 3/0

Prerequisite: Approval of the faculty supervisor. Supervised field experience in a variety of settings to supplement classroom instruction. Offered occasionally.

MST 495 SPEICAL PROJECT

1-3, 0/0

Prerequisite: Faculty supervisor permission. Research conducted under the supervision of a faculty member. Offered occasionally.

MST 497 SPECIAL COURSE: WORKSHOPS

3, 3/0

See the Undergraduate Course Catalog.

MST 498 HONORS RESEARCH

3, 0/0

Offered occasionally.

MST 499 INDEPENDENT STUDY

3-12, 0/0

Prerequisite: Faculty adviser permission. Offered occasionally.