BA: Museum and Curatorial Studies

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:

  • Major In Museum and Curatorial Studies

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:

  • VAH 1041A/B Art and Power
  • VAH 1042A/B Art, Science and Technology,
  • VAH 1043A/B Art, Architecture, Fashion and Design
  • VAH 1044A/B Art, Media and Popular Culture
  • VAH 1045A/B Collecting Art and Culture

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