- Practical skills that will sit alongside critical reflection to help you develop a balanced approach to curating
- Learn curatorial methods, such as exhibition design, concept development, marketing, press releases, audience engagement, artist liaison and budgeting
As the creation and acquisition of valuable digital assets continues at a rapid pace, cultural heritage institutions now have a critical need for digital curation professionals.
- Manage and preserve all types of digital assets to ensure their long-term availability for researchers, educators, and the public
- Participate in the development and promotion of standards and best practices for digital curation in cultural heritage
- Contribute to the critically needed professional literature in the field
ural heritage professionals who have responsibility for or interest in museum, archives, and artifact collections—including collection managers, registrars, curators, museum archivists, museum librarians, and others.
- Chief Officer of Digital Media
- Digital Curator
- Director, Digitization Program
- Director of Research and Scientific Data Management
- Digital Archivist
- Digitization Specialist
What You'll Learn
Through the master’s degree in the field of museum studies you:
- Build deep knowledge of twenty-first-century museum operations, including program development and evaluation; visitor engagement and education; collections care and research; fundraising; marketing, and legal issues.
- Enhance your understanding of exhibition content development and design, museum technology, public outreach, communications, and social media.
- Gain hands-on experience through intensive courses at Harvard museums, active-learning weekends , and an optional internship.
- Earn an optional certificate in digital storytelling, learning design and technology, or nonprofit management.