What Can I do with An Art Major - Museums and Galleries

What Can I do with An Art Major - Museums and Galleries
Area: Museums and Galleries
Art direction
Administration
Curatorial
Conservation
Restoration
Registrar
Collections management
Exhibit design/preparation
Archive management
Education
Tours
Sales
Publications
Development
Public relations
Historian
Employers
Art museums:
University
Public
Private
Archives
Historical societies
Natural history museums
Living history museums
Galleries
Community centers
Auction houses
Strategies
Gain relevant experience through internships or volunteer positions in museums or galleries.
Visit museums around the country and world to gain exposure to art. Learn a foreign language and plan to study abroad.
Supplement curriculum with courses in history, religion, anthropology, and classical civilizations. Most art historians will specialize in a period or region.
Acquire strong skills in research, fund-raising, speaking, writing, and an attention to detail.
Plan to earn a graduate degree in art history, museum studies, or other related discipline depending upon specific interests. Each specialty has varying qualifications and required training.
Develop good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work well on teams.
Become a member of local museums.
Read published resources provided by the American Alliance of Museums (AAM).
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