Museum Studies

The Museum Studies program provides a rich and dynamic education in both museum theory and practice.

This dynamic and interdisciplinary program connects courses from disciplines such as History of Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, History, Cities, Biology, and Geology. 

Students learn about the history of museums and their roles in society, and they engage with critical, theoretical museum scholarship. Through coursework and internships, students also have the opportunity to gain practical, hands-on experience in the Bryn Mawr Special Collections as well as in museums, galleries, and archives in Philadelphia and beyond.

The Museum Studies program calls upon the College‚Äôs extensive collection of art and artifacts, rare books and prints, photographs and manuscripts, which facilitates research and experiential learning for students. 

Learn more about the Museum Studies program by visiting the department page on Inside Bryn Mawr.

Akili Davis '20

As a Souls Grown Deep Foundation intern, Akili assisted in the curation of the "Souls Grown Deep: Artists of the African-American South" exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Akili Davis '20
Having this incredible opportunity so early in my life has been both an exciting and transformative experience.

Degree Options

Museum Studies minor