How do I register for a Museum Study course?
Go to courses.museumstudy.com and log in, select the course you want to participate in and pay for it using PayPal. If you do not already have a log in on Museum Study you can create a new account. If you need to send payment please email us at Courses@MuseumStudy.com for instructions.
Do I need a PayPal account to pay for a course?
No, we use PayPal as a processor, but you do not need to have a PayPal account to use a credit card to pay. If you are not able to pay online with a credit card contact us about sending your payment at Courses@MuseumStudy.com.
Who can participate in a Museum Study course?
Anyone, whether you are a museum professional, enrolled in a museum studies program, a board member, a volunteer or are just passionate about cultural institutions you are welcome to participate.
Are Museum Study courses only for individuals?
Participants in our courses can be individuals or groups. If you want private instruction for just your group we can run our existing courses for your group or we can develop new courses specific to your needs. If your Association or Institution wants to develop a special course or series of courses for your members or employees we would be happy to work with you to achieve your goals.
I am not from the US, can I participate in a Museum Study course?
Yes, while we are based in North America we have experience working with people from around the world. Currently our courses are offered in English, but in special circumstances we can work with you individually or in a group to make resources available in other languages.
How long are the courses?
Currently all of our courses run for 4 weeks.
How much time do I need to commit to a course?
You can expect to spend 6 - 10 hours a week completing the readings and activities in our courses including a weekly live chat.
Are scholarships available for Museum Study courses?
The Iowa Conservation and Preservation Consortium (ICPC) does have scholarships available for members of ICPC who take Museum Study courses. Learn more about this reimbursement scholarship on their website.
Other Assocations may have similar programs so check with the ones you and your institution are a member of to see if they have funds available for professional development. If you find any please let us know Courses@MuseumStudy.com.
Where can I get the textbook for the course?
Books can be purchased from any bookstore that carries them including those of the Smithsonian, American Alliance of Museums, and the American Association for State and Local History. There is a discount to Museum Study students on books used in our courses that are published by Rowman & Littlefield. The discount applies to hardcover, paperback and ebooks.