This guide highlights museum studies resources available at the University of Toronto Libraries and beyond.
Definition of museum studies, also known as museology:
"The field that encompasses the ideas & issues involved in the museum profession -- from the practical, day-to-day skills needed to operate a museum, to theories on the societal role of museums" -- from the Smithsonian
Image: Gehry stairs, Art Gallery of Ontario. Ian Muttoo
|The students and faculty in the Museum Studies program at U of T
publish a fascinating blog, consisting of many regular columns,
with the intent of providing "...a platform for opinions, critiques,
and discussions of contemporary museum* practices by
emerging museum professionals."
There are many different types of careers in the field, including collections management, education & programming, digital heritage work, running cultural institutions, curatorship, and so on. As a result of the advent of digital information, the professions are continually evolving.
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