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Beloit College: 40 years leading the field in museum studies

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What & Why?

Why do we have museums?  How do they shape our understanding of the world?

That’s what Museum Studies at Beloit teaches. Class work is combined with unmatched experience in the Beloit College museums (Logan Museum of Anthropology and Wright Museum of Art) and off-campus museums. Museum studies students use this background to build the basis for a variety of possible museum careers or graduate programs.

Quinn Tahon’21, standing, second from right, with graduating museum studies students and museum staff.

Gaining the Skills, Independence, and Confidence Needed for a Professional Career

Nurtured by supportive relationships with faculty and staff and equipped with both industry-specific and transferable skills, Quinn Tahon’21 is well on his way toward a career in the world of academic and cultural institutions.

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Alexander Brier Marr’08 in the Saint Louis Museum of Aft

Sharing Stories of Indigenous Art

As a curator of Native American Art at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Alex Marr’08 draws on the intellectual training and internships made possible at Beloit College.

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