Museums, galleries, historical societies, and other cultural heritage institutions are unique establishments that require trained professionals to make them successful. It takes a team of experts in a variety of fields to run a museum: curators, records management specialists, art handlers, grant writers, museum educators, development administrators, and conservators are just some of the careers you can pursue.
You'll learn not only theory and art historical methodologies, but also practical principles in how to run a non-profit. Those pursuing museum studies desire this marriage of historical and aesthetic expertise with business management skills, and will benefit from understanding how scholarship can translate into extraordinary exhibitions and programming.
For more information about the Museum Studies major, see the UT program page.
Find more information about the study of Art History in this guide.
Photo: The Temple of Dendur in the Sacker Wing at the MET Museum as seen in the evening between two statues of Amenhotep III (22.5.1, 22.5.2).