ERIC Number: EJ1212442
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Whither Museum Studies?
Latham, Kiersten F.; Simmons, John E.
Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, v60 n2 p102-117 2019
In this article, we assess the state of museum studies, with special attention to programs in the United States. After briefly reviewing the historical trajectory of museum studies, we define this field of study and determine that it should more accurately be called museology. To investigate the most critical issues in current museological pedagogy, we then address museology's current status and, finally, its future through select critical issues in the field: museological thinking, the meaning of "museum professional," museology as an academic discipline, and museological curricula.
Descriptors: Museums, Information Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Theory Practice Relationship, Curriculum Development, Course Descriptions
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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