Museum studies workshop

6 credits

This course aims to give students an introduction to the principles and practices of working in an art museum.  It will be conducted by curatorial staff of the University Museum and Art Gallery.  Students majoring in Art History are given first preference, but other students fulfilling the prerequisite may apply. Students wishing to apply for admission to ARTH4005 (Art History internship (capstone)) are strongly urged to take this course first, ideally in their third year.

100% coursework

One 1000-level Art History course



“The object handling session allows us get a chance to experience handling an museum object in real life.”

ARTH2056 student, 2021-2022

“The course helped me learn about the operation of a museum; object handling session is interesting.”

ARTH2056 student, 2018-2019

“Field trips and workshops are very good, we get to put what we’ve learned in action and put them into practical usage.”

ARTH2056 student, 2018-2019

“The course provided a real good view of what is a museum.”

ARTH2056 student, 2017-2018

“I love the museum outings and field trips a lot! Please keep organizing them!”

ARTH2056 student, 2017-2018