Western’s M.A. in Gallery and Museum Management (MGMM) program is a fully-accredited, professional terminal degree specifically focused on the content understanding, methods and skills necessary for professions in arts management; art gallery, art museum, and art collections management, directorship and sales; and exhibits specialization (design, preparatorship, installation, curatorship).
What is Gallery Management?
Gallery Management explores the various aspects of running a museum or gallery from meeting customer needs, collection handling, restoration and business administration. Usually studied at a postgraduate level, students expand their broader professional experience in the industry by acquiring practical expertise in their chosen field and management skills.
What topics does the degree cover?
What will I study?
Western’s MGMM program emphasizes the development of practical, managerial and entrepreneurial approaches to increasingly complex demands in the professional sector of exhibiting, collecting and selling art objects. The MGMM offers a “hybrid” low-residency learning environment of online courses, combined with residencies in both the program practicum on the Western campus and an arranged internship at an art gallery or museum.
- The Business of Museums
- Care and Management of Collections
- Heritage Resource Management
- Presentation Management
- Curatorship Topics
Why study Gallery and Museum Management?
- Museum and gallery management offers a clear pathway into the heritage sector.
As the course involves management and business components, graduates may achieve better career progression and a salary increase.
- Students usually develop a high level of practical expertise, strong communication skills and a keen eye for detail.
Potential career routes
- Arts education
- Exhibition planning and design
- Museum and gallery management
Similar areas of interest
- Cultural studies
- Art history