A Critical Eye on Museum Studies


Richard Toon, PhD, Research Professor, Director Museums and Museum Studies, Arizona State University
Wilson O’Donnell, Associate Director, Museology Graduate Program, University of Washington
Susan Spero, Chair, John F. Kennedy University Museum Studies


Karen Marshall, Instructor, University of Washington Professional and Continuing Education


  • Leadership/Careerpath

Based upon a recently completed survey of Museum Studies programs, alumni, and professionals, the panel will discuss: 1) Are Museum Studies programs changing and adapting to the needs of those seeking employment in the field?; 2) What challenges are facing programs such as the disparity between program costs and salaries in the field?; 3) Are the programs focused on skills training or life-long learning? Bring your perspective and join in the conversation.