Penn State Harrisburg

Heritage and Museum Practice certificate now available to students, professionals

Penn State Harrisburg now offers a graduate-level certificate program designed to enable students to conceptualize, deliver, and manage effective heritage and museum projects.

The 15-credit Heritage and Museum Practice certificate provides students with knowledge of practices in the heritage and museum sector, including historical and heritage societies, art galleries, archives and record management programs, educational institutions, cultural and governmental agencies, preservation and cultural resource management groups, and media production companies.

Some examples of the training that students can expect include museum studies taught by Dr. Anne Verplanck, associate professor of American studies and heritage studies and former curator at the Winterthur Museum; historic preservation taught by Melinda Crawford, executive director of Preservation Pennsylvania; and exhibition and curatorial techniques taught by Susan Asbury, former curator of the Strong National Museum of Play.

This is the first such certificate in central Pennsylvania.

For additional information on the certificate program, contact Dr. Simon Bronner at sbronner@psu.edu or 717-948-6039.