Visual Arts DepartmentWestern Arts and Humanities

BA: Museum and Curatorial Studies

Famously Anonymous Exhibition in the Concourse Gallery

The Major in Museum and Curatorial Studies examines museums as complex social and cultural institutions that collect, display, and interpret objects for – and with – diverse audiences. The formation of collections, the arrangement of objects, and the production of meaning through exhibitions, educational programs, and visitor experience are among the many issues that receive critical discussion.  Classes taught by our outstanding faculty are complemented by field trips to museums, galleries, and heritage sites and by practical, hands-on curatorial projects. 

Watch a Video Interview by the Western Gazette on the 2016 Museum Studies Class Exhibition:

Graduates of the Major in Museum and Curatorial Studies have been successful in many different professional venues, including museum education and curatorship, arts administration, commercial galleries, business, and teaching.

At Western University, the Department of Visual Arts offers the:

Module Requirements:

First-year students who wish to register in the Major in Museum and Curatorial Studies must enrol in two
of the following Art History half-courses:

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