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Latham, Kiersten F.; Simmons, John E. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2019
In this article, we assess the state of museum studies, with special attention to programs in the United States. After briefly reviewing the historical trajectory of museum studies, we define this field of study and determine that it should more accurately be called museology. To investigate the most critical issues in current museological…
Descriptors: Museums, Information Science, Interdisciplinary Approach, Theory Practice Relationship
Latham, Kiersten F. – Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, 2015
This paper is an attempt to support and promote education programs that cover the entire cultural heritage landscape (libraries, archives, museums) as an integrated, larger meta-discipline. By taking a larger picture approach, professionals who do the work of memory institutions can be more effective in their work, in the promotion of that…
Descriptors: Library Education, Museums, Interdisciplinary Approach, Library Science