Museum Studies

Museum Studies is the only undergraduate course in museum studies currently offered in Scotland. In June 2017, four students gathered together for three weeks at Orkney College for interactive lectures, visits and group discussions, with the end result of an online exhibition.

In 2017, this module was a summer placement, run over a three week period in June.  The content includes the full process of receiving artifacts into a museum collection, initial demonstrations by trained staff on object handling, assessment of conservation needs, environmental monitoring and many others. The main part of assessment is an exhibition of artifacts within a museum context, in this instance online.  The exhibition pieces are showcased below.  Click on the images to start each online exhibition.