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About the Program
Why choose Tufts to prepare for a museum career?
"My prior experience was from an art museum perspective, an arena where care, and even veneration, of collections is a primary focus. At Tufts, exposure beyond the art museum context has led me to view museum collections less in terms of individual objects of aesthetic curiosity, and more as physical placeholders for an infinite array of meanings.
I now have a much deeper understanding of how institutional decisions can quite literally affect human lives."
Morgan Davidson, M.A. Art History and Museum Studies
Today's museum professionals are creative problem-solvers,
innovators, and leaders. They understand collections, audiences, and
how to tell stories. They facilitate visitors' understanding of the
past, present, and future through interactions with material objects
and scholarship using face-to-face encounters and technological
About Us: Museum Studies
Students and faculty members talk about their experiences in the program.
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