Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Roosevelt Wright Jr.
Museology, Museum Profession, Museums, Museum Studies, Museum Studies Curriculum
Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis | Curriculum and Instruction
This exploratory study provides a comprehensive description of the museum profession and focuses particularly on museum studies curriculum. The purpose of this research is to investigate museum studies curriculum and its relevance to the museum profession in order to determine whether or not museum studies curriculum is capable of providing the foundation of a standard academic discipline for museum professionals. A survey of museum professionals assessed their attitudes about museum studies curriculum and the extent to which museum studies curriculum "matters" to continuing education for current museum professionals and as an academic discipline for prospective museum professionals.
Hearn, Redell Renetta, "From Practice to Theory: An Exploratory Research Study of the Relevance of Museum Studies Curriculum to Museum Professionals" (2012). Dissertations - Open Access. 1.