University Bulletin 2022-23

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Museum Studies

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Museum Studies Staff (251) 460-6907
Co-Directors Dr. Philip J. Carr, Dr. Marsha Hamilton
Affiliates Dr. Kara Burns
Dr. Patrick Cesarini

Dr. Kern Jackson
Ms. Jennifer Knutson
Dr. Christina Lindeman
Dr. David Meola
Dr. Erin Nelson
Dr. Elizabeth Rivenbark
Dr. Jason Strickland
Dr. Lorraine Ahem

Museum Studies Program

Museums, institutions dedicated to the acquisition, preservation, study, and exhibition of works of artistic, historical, or scientific value, play an integral role in today's societies through the act of discovery and the preservation of knowledge of both the past and present. The Museum Studies Program, using an interdisciplinary approach (e.g. humanities, social sciences, visual arts), offers a minor that allows students to gain a firm understanding of the histories, theories and skills involved in museum work. The minor in Museum Studies provides basic preparation to enter the museum industry by introducing students to both the variety of roles played by museums in today's societies and the diversity of museum careers.

For additional information about the program, please contact Dr. Philip Carr, Museum Studies Program, Archaeology Museum, ARCM 107, 6052 USA Drive South, University of South Alabama 36688-0001. Phone (251) 460-6907; E-mail address; or Dr. Marsha Hamilton, Department of History, 5991 USA Drive North, Room 344, University of South Alabama, Mobile, AL  36688-0001; e-mail address

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