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Is ancient history a good major to become a museum curator?

I'm planning on becoming a museum curator, but not in an art museum. In a history or science museum. I just don't know what to major in.

Asked By: laurenmacke - 12/28/2009
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Ancient history would not be a good major because it is too narrow. Not many universities in the USA offer an undergraduate major in ancient history in any event... More
Answered By: ownpool - 12/28/2009
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Probably a good major. Majoring in Physical Anthropology, Archaelogy, or a Physical Science would probably be great as well. You will need to refine your focus in graduate school (most likely a PhD program) depending on what type of musem you are interested in curating.
Answered By: E - 12/28/2009
 
It's important to remember that you can't become a museum curator until you hold at *least* a Master's degree, typically in Museum Studies/Public Humanities. Your undergraduate major, therefore, is not as important, as long as you take some courses (whether they're part of your major or as electives) that will help to... More
Answered By: Higher Ed Professional - 12/28/2009
 
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