Museum Studies

Program Courses

To earn the Museum Studies certificate, students must complete the three Core courses. "The Exhibit" course is optional and geared more to professionals at smaller institutions who need specific exhibit design know-how.


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Professional Development Programs

Museum Studies
MUSEUM 373-0 The Exhibit: From Concept to Opening and Beyond *Elective

This two-day symposium presents an in-depth study of the components that make a successful museum exhibit, whether permanent or temporary. Topics covered will include: concept, research, conservation, publications, design, lighting, budget, loans, advertising, sponsorship, education, and visitor satisfaction. The symposium includes specialist speakers from the fields of Lighting, Design, and Community Relations. There is also a field-trip for the group to observe and share the experience of design and exhibit interpretation at one of Chicago’s tiniest museums.

This course may be taken as a supplement to Northwestern University's Museum Studies Certificate Program or as a stand-alone experience for museum professionals and those who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the exhibit process.

Additional Information:

This course is offered during the Summer quarter.

Note: tuition for the upcoming 2017-18 academic year will be $675.


Summer 2017 Sec #46
Start/End Dates Course Sync Time Building
07/14/17 - 07/15/17 FSa 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m. Wieboldt Hall, 339 E Chicago Avenue Room 701
Instructor Course Format Status CAESAR Course ID
Chicago Campus Closed 41534