Museum studies is an exciting and active minor. You’ll learn by visiting museums and historic sites during a study abroad experience, joining an archeological dig, curating an exhibition at University of Lynchburg’s Daura Museum of Art, or gaining real-life knowledge at the Ramsey-Freer Herbarium, Historic Sandusky, and the Anne Spencer House.
The Museum Studies minor examines museums of art, history, natural history, science, and more. The program stresses theoretical concepts and develops practical skills. Open to students in any major, it’s the perfect minor for anyone with a major in art, history, communication studies, business, sociology, environmental science, biology, education, theater, chemistry, marketing, sport management, and many other disciplines.
The Museum Studies minor prepares students for graduate school, entry level jobs, and administrative, curatorial and educational careers in museums, galleries, and historical sites.
Where are some of our graduates now?
- International Spy Museum
- Clyfford Still Museum, Denver
- History Museum of Western Pennsylvania
- U.S. Army Center for Military History
- Association for State and Local History
- Maier Museum, Randolph College
- DISJECTA Art Center, Portland
- Redux Contemporary Art Center, Charleston
- Historic Sandusky, University of Lynchburg
- Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
- Fort Ticonderoga
- U.S. Capitol
- Virginia Air and Space Center
- Park West Gallery, Washington, D.C.
- Atlanta History Center
- Galena Historical Museum (Illinois)
- National Park Service
- Daura Gallery, University of Lynchburg
Grad Schools Lynchburg Museum Studies Graduates Have Attended
- The George Washington University
- Georgetown University
- University of Leicester
- University of Durham
- University of Lynchburg
- Rice University
- Salem State University
- Virginia Commonwealth University
- Northern Colorado State University
Barbara Rothermel, PhD
Assistant Professor of Museum Studies
Director of the Daura Museum of Art