Museum Studies Program at University of Iowa (Iowa)

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Museum Studies Program

The museum studies program at University of Iowa prepares students for careers as a curator, marketing manager, conservator or administrative head of conservation, and director of operations in museums around the world. The program focuses on developing, preparing, organizing, administering, conserving, storing and retrieving artifacts, exhibits, and entire collections in museums and galleries. Program courses include: institutional management, acquisitions, exhibit design, conservation, packing techniques, and public relations. Get more details below including other Iowa colleges that offer museum studies program.

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Students Enrolled in the Museum Studies Program

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Source: IPEDS Survey 2008-2011: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Museum Studies program at University of Iowa, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:



Appraise, edit, and direct safekeeping of permanent records and historically valuable documents. Participate in research activities based on archival materials.

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According to the BLS, archivists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 11.7% from 2010 to 2020



Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.

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According to the BLS, curators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 24.8% from 2010 to 2020

Museum Technicians and Conservators


Restore, maintain, or prepare objects in museum collections for storage, research, or exhibit. May work with specimens such as fossils, skeletal parts, or botanicals; or artifacts, textiles, or art. May identify and record objects or install and arrange them in exhibits. Includes book or document conservators.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, museum technicians and conservators employment is expected to grow at a rate of 6.8% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

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