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M.A. in Gallery and Museum Management (MGMM)

What is Gallery and Museum Management?

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?

  • Design
  • Preparatorship
  • Installation
  • Curatorship

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.
Sample modules:

  • 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

  • Conservation
  • Arts education
  • Exhibition planning and design
  • Museum and gallery management

Similar areas of interest

  • Archaeology
  • Anthropology
  • History
  • Cultural studies
  • Art/design
  • Art history

How can I apply?

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