Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford

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Undergraduates at American colleges and universities can spend 5 weeks of the summer in the heart of Oxford, England. Students have access to renowned museum collections at Compton Verney, the Ashmolean Museum, the Natural History Museum and the M... read more

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It was worthwhile. Museum studies is not an easy subject to find programs for. This program answered a lot of my questions about the field and opened my eyes to a lot of new things about museums. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Oxford as a town and university, and about both British museums and museums worldwide. Completely worthwhile. - Middlebury College View Entire Review
I gained good background information about British museums and the heritage sector while making many useful contacts and mentors in the field - St. Olaf College View Entire Review
July 03, 2018 Loved It!
I learned a ton about careers in Museum Studies, and about British culture and history. - Middlebury College View Entire Review

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Undergraduates at American colleges and universities can spend 5 weeks of the summer in the heart of Oxford, England. Students have access to renowned museum collections at Compton Verney, the Ashmolean Museum, the Natural History Museum and the Museum of the History of Science.  

Middlebury Museum Studies in Oxford is housed at St. Michael’s Hall, a well-equipped facility with lecture and seminar rooms, common rooms, a kitchen and dining area and a library.

Students will gain unparalleled insight into the structure, management and activities of museums as well as a critical introduction to the unique British approach to historic preservation.

Over the 5 weeks, students will get:


  • an intensive week of experiential learning with staff at Compton Verney, a magnificent 18th-century estate and site of a nationally renowned museum.


  • special tours, led by museum professionals, of Oxford's Ashmolean Museum, Museum of Natural History and Museum of the History of Science.


  • special tours of College collections and archives in Oxford.


  • weekly field trips to historic properties and collections in London and southern England.


  • two credit-bearing courses* taught by British experts in art history, architectural history, and museum studies: How British Museums Work and Perspectives on Heritage


  • weekly seminars, lectures, field trips and experiential learning. 


  • access to the University's Bodleian Library.


Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Summer
  • Short Term
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Museum Studies
Year Founded:
2017
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