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Northwest Missouri State University


Public History and Museum Studies Major

Public History and Museum Studies

A minor in public history and museum studies

A minor in public history and museum studies prepares students for employment in the areas of historic preservation, cultural resources and museum and archival work. Students learn techniques in photo editing software, historic preservation, national registry, transcribing, history of museums and collection policies.

The minor requires students to participate in two internships. The first is at the B.D. Owen’s Library on the Northwest campus, and the second is the student’s preference.

Additional profession-based opportunities take place in the public history lab at Northwest. This lab consists of two dry mount presses and a large format printer.

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The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and
2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.