Museum Studies is an undergraduate interdisciplinary bachelor of science degree program housed in the College of Liberal Arts.

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Documents from 2021

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CONTROLLING ARTISTIC IDENTITY—ARTIST V. MUSEUM: A CASE STUDY OF KAWS AT THE BROOKLYN MUSEUM, Courtney Barber

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A Type of Preservation: Modern Recreations of Typeface at Genesee Country Village & Museum and the Cary Graphics Art Collection, Koda Drake

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From Darkness to Light: Bringing Collections Out of Storage at the History Center in Tompkins County, Katie Keegan

Documents from 2020

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Walk a Mile in Their Shoes: Empathy and Rehumanization in Community-Based Programming, Rachel Baldwin

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Have Objects, Will Travel: Object-Based Outreach to Solstice Independent Living at Fairport, New York, Taylor Carpenter

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Let's Go Camping: A Physical Experience on a Virtual Platform, Monica Conary

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“Natural State”: Navigating the Experiences of Black Women’s Natural Hair Identities, Leah Green

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Decolonization of Zimbabwean Museums: The Movement Toward Practices Informed by Indigineous Cultures, Rebecca Jarrett

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Exhibition Labels: Language, Accessibility and Inclusion, Brienna Johnson-Morris

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New Technology for Old Models: Can Dioramas Resonate with a Modern Audience?, Carmen Ibis Lopez

Documents from 2019

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The Role of 3D Printed Facsimiles in Fulfilling Museum Visitors’ Desire to Touch, Elizabeth Carr

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Making Memories: Location-based Learning on the Erie Canal at a National Historical Park, Katherine C. Hensel

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“15 Miles on the Erie Canal”: Navigating the Erie Canal through a Digital Exhibit, Mason Lezette

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When Linguistics and Heritage Intersect: Language Preservation and Revitalization in Cultural Institutions, Katharine MacLaren

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Museums and the Tax Code: A Fraught Friendship, Elisha Muir

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Schuhplattler Verein Heidengold: Preserving and Perpetuating German Cultural Heritage in Rochester, New York, Jennifer Roeszies

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Utilizing Mobile Technology to Improve Accessibility for Museum Visitors with Autism, Felicia Dianne Swartzenberg

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The Role of Programming in Interpreting LGBTQ Identities in Contemporary Art Museums, Anna Vernacchio

Documents from 2018

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Recommendations for Redesign: Revising the Rochester Museum and Science Center's "Native Peoples of the Americas" Exhibit, Jess Andrews

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Inspecting Nitrate Silent Cinema: Case Studies from the John E. Allen Collection of the George Eastman Museum, Lauren Hubbs

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From Cultivating Local Foods to Cultivating Local Audiences, K.T. Jackson

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Making History Work: Corporate Archives and the Eastman Kodak Company, Emily King

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Modeling Artist Networks at Artpark, 1974-1978, Angelina Konovitz-Davern

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Communicating History: Podcasts as Public History, Alexandra Serpikov

Documents from 2017

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The Power of After-Hours: Young Adult Engagement and Programming in Museums, Hannah E. Barber

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The Process of Creating Accurate Reproductions of Fragile Objects: Fabricating 3D Facsimiles with Limited Resources, Katherine E. Curran

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Fiddle Me This: A History and Discussion of Old-Time Fiddle Tunes in Western New York, Christopher M. Fisher

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An Uncommon Use for an Uncommon Press: Approaching Object-Based STEM Education in Cultural Institutions By Way of a Reconstructed English Common Press, Daniel B. Krull

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Re-Presenting Racist Objects: A Case Study of the Dentzel Carousel at Ontario Beach Park in Rochester, NY, Kelli M. Spampinato

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Developing Effective Museum Text: A Case Study from Caithness, Scotland, Heather Strachan

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