Alla Myzelev, Coordinator (Brodie Hall 224)
The new Museum Studies Minor has been formed in response to student demand for a Museum Studies program. Museums today are rapidly changing into independent business units that employ a range of professionals who come into museums from the worlds of business, design, insurance, computer, communications, law, education, community activities, administrative, budget management, fundraising, marketing, advertising, communication and food services and event planning. Museums come from a range of disciplines, such as art, anthropology, history, geography, science, theatre, music and politics, all areas that are represented in Geneseo’s curriculum. For students interested in pursuing a career in the multi-faceted world of museums, it is necessary that they understand what a museum is and does so that they can see how their own area of professional interest fits within the business structure of museums. Hence, this Minor was developed to assist all students interested in moving into this area for future careers.