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Museum Education and Visitor-Centered Curation (EC)

This program of study is currently administered through the Arts Administration program, while we complete the NASAD accreditation process for a separate degree. We hope to have approval by the end of academic year 2017-18.

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Our Mission

We prepare edu-curators to advance museum theory and practice through taking visitor-centered roles in museums and participating in thoughtful scholarship.

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Dr. Pat Villeneuve directs the Arts Administration and the Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Curation program and advises all doctoral students in the Department of Art Education.

Dr. Ann Rowson Love is an instructor and the Ringling Museum Liaison.


Informed by an adapted feminist systems approach, the specialized program in Museum Education & Visitor-Centered Curation prepares MA and Ph.D. students to be Edu-Curators who:

  • Envision exhibitions as a non-hierarchical, collaborative process
  • Include underrepresented voices in exhibition development
  • Facilitate collaborative practices and reflection
  • Conduct visitor-centered research
  • Seek social justice through museum practices

Coursework includes Visitor Studies, Museum Education, Art Museum Education, Visitor-Centered Exhibitions, Leading the Arts Organization, and a semester at the Ringling Museum in Sarasota.