New York University’s Program in Museum Studies, with the support of the Getty Foundation, has launched an intensive summer institute in museum management for museum professionals in Asia, Eastern Europe, and the former Soviet Union. As part of the three-week institute (June 4-28), participants will attend a workshop on museum education and community programs at the Museum of Jewish Heritage-A Living Memorial to the Holocaust on Fri., June 9, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. (36 Battery Place at First Place).

The institute includes approximately 25 participants. In addition to three weeks of classes in New York City, involving sessions in local museums, there will be a one-day trip to Philadelphia institutions and four days of travel to museums in Washington, D.C.

With an international faculty consisting of experienced museum professionals and management educators, including faculty at NYU’s Stern School of Business, the institute focuses on institutional leadership and mission-generated strategic thinking. Among the topics included in the curriculum are the development of new audiences, strategic planning, project management, marketing, fund raising, and the relationship between museums and governmental agencies.

NYU’s Program in Museum Studies is part of the university’s Graduate School of Arts and Science.

EDITOR’S NOTE New York University’s Program in Museum Studies has offered an innovative course of study in the contemporary theory and practice of museum work for more than 25 years. Emphasizing both the interdisciplinary study of museums and courses of practical training, the program has prepared more than 300 graduates for positions of increasing responsibility in museums throughout the world. In addition to obtaining a broad foundation in the history and theory of museums, the creation and maintenance of exhibitions and collections, and museum management, its students pursue personal programs of study supporting individual academic and career objectives.

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