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MUS Map of Alumniuseum Studies alumni hold a range of positions in museums across the country.  They work to build educational programs and enhance visitor experiences; they ensure the preservation of artifacts through responsible conservation, collections, and archive work; they curate and design exhibits; and they lead museums, providing opportunities of exploration and study to a variety of audiences.  Museum Studies alumni are now working at museums in 34 states and Taiwan and Germany.

Are you a graduate of the Museum Studies program? We want to hear from you! Update your contact information and send your story to us at museumstudies@ku.edu or fill out this webform.

See where Museum Studies Graduates (PDF) work and the positions they hold.


What drew you to the Museum Studies program at the University of Kansas?

The Museum Studies program at KU was appealing because of its relationship with multiple on campus museums.  And after visiting the charming town of Lawrence and KU’s beautiful campus, I wouldn’t have been happy anywhere else.   

Diana Zlatanovskiv (2004)
Curatorial Research Associate
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston 


What did you like about the Museum Studies program at the University of Kansas?

I liked gaining experience in so many areas of the museum. Our instructors were very knowledgeable and the hands-on projects they created are very beneficial.

Gillian Armstrong (2012)
Visitor Services Officer/Visitor Services Team Member
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art/Wonderscope Children’s Museum of KC


How has the program at the University of Kansas helped you in the professional world?

The coursework, experiences, and internships provided me with a solid understanding of a very complex field.  While I continue to learn and seek advice from other professionals, the Museum Studies program provided an excellent foundation for me and my work. 

Eric Page (1993)
Archivist
Unity Library and Archives


Having classes that focus on all areas of the museum has probably benefited me the most. I have a well-rounded understanding of museums, and many of the projects we worked on are legitimate practical experience. I have found that museum jobs are very competitive, and starting out, it’s best to have a variety of knowledge and experience to broaden your options.

Gillian Armstrong (2012)
Visitor Services Officer/Visitor Services Team Member
Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art/Wonderscope Children’s Museum of KC  


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