The Museum Studies program at RIT is housed under both the Department of Performing Arts and Visual Culture (PAVC) as well as the Department of History. Some theses will therefore be labeled under the PAVC department, and some will be under the history department.

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Documents from 2016

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Voguing Gender: How American Vogue Represented and Constructed Women’s Roles from 1965-1974, Jenna Bossert

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Appraisal and Deaccession: A Case Study with the Mark Ellingson Collection, Heather Clarke

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Pinups and Pinball: The Sexualized Female Image in Pinball Artwork, Melissa A. Fanton

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Recovering Eleanor Roosevelt's Voice: The Exhibition of Prospects of Mankind, Kellie S. Menzies

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Reading Readers: Documenting Reader Response and Analyzing the Colored Illustrations found in the Cary Graphic Art Collection’s Copy of the Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, Amanda Packard

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Regulating the Violent Past: Methods in Dark Tourism, Jean Pietrowski

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Caring for Kodak's Colorama: Methodologies for Collections Care at George Eastman Museum, Mackenzie Robbins

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Accessibility Practices & The Inclusive Museum: Legal Compliance, Professional Standards, and the Social Responsibility of Museums, Ruth Erin Starr

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Interpreting African Americans in Baseball: A Case Study of the National Baseball Hall of Fame’s Museum, Carly Washburn

Documents from 2015

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The Digitization and Accessibility of Documents: A Case Study at the Rochester Public Library, Kirsten Feigel

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Digital Museum Consortia: A Prototype for Interconnected and Accessible Database Design, Ben Heller

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Evaluative Measures: Assessing the Effectiveness of Exhibits and Programs in Zoos, Drew Johnson

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Creation of a Curatorial Plan for the RIT Archives: A Case Study of the Frans Wildenhain Ceramic Collection, Alexander Nacca

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Testing and Evaluating Dye Color: A Study Using Spectrophotometry on Technicolor and Eastman Color Motion Picture Film, Melissa Sagen

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Trends in Acquiring New Members and Retaining Loyal Members at Rochester Regional Museums, Joshua L. Stapf

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Curating Deaf Spaces in Rochester: A Historical Self-Guided Mobile Application Tour, Allison Thompson

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Museums and Visitors with Autism: An Overview of Programs, Rachel Varner

Documents from 2014

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Recovering the History of Graphic Design: The Voice & Vision of Elaine Lustig Cohen, Megan Moltrup