Museum Studies

Museum Studies, based in the anthropology program, explores the ever-evolving techniques of artifact documentation, conservation and display (including new multi-media applications). Students learn about the history of museum collecting, debate the public role of museums, address questions of ownership and repatriation of collections, and explore the complex relationship between museums and the individuals and communities that originally created the objects. Most courses are held in the Museum, allowing students direct experience of the issues and techniques they discuss in class.

The Museum of Anthropology forms a unique part of the anthropological experience at UBC. The collections, exhibitions and collaborative programs sponsored by the Museum provide archaeology and socio-cultural anthropology students with opportunities to participate in ongoing research and educational projects.

Click here to visit the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) website.