Macquarie University's undergraduate degree in museum studies

Andrew Simpson, Ruth Mawson

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    Abstract

    In 2002, Macquarie University introduced a 4-year programme of study leading to a B.Sc/B.A. in Natural History, Culture and Museum Studies. The double degree programme covers speciality areas of particular interest to national, state and regional museums and for which Macquarie has a high reputation. This interdisciplinary degree is designed to: a) provide students with a modern background for the field of Museum Studies, b) allow students to qualify with coherencies (majors) in at least three segments of study, and c) allow students to develop strong generic skills in information management. Most of the University's museums are involved in the delivery of the degree programme. This creates opportunities for students to experience practical museum-based projects. The development of this undergraduate degree programme also enables the University to more effectively engage its museums with its academic mission and to encourage its museum staff to strive for appropriate standards of professionalism.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)133-138
    Number of pages6
    JournalMuseologia : an international journal of museology
    Volume3
    Issue number1-2
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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