Museum visits increase test scores, generate social responsibility and increase appreciation of the arts by students.
“Don’t go to a museum with a destination. Museums are wormholes to other worlds. They are ecstasy machines. Follow your eyes to wherever they lead you, stop, get very quiet, and the world should begin to change for you.” –Jerry Saltz, art critic
This past summer, SHU students in the Museum Professions program traveled to Beijing and Shanghai, China for the annual seminar abroad. In a course titled “The Future of Museums,” our students got behind-the-scenes insight into the museum profession in China. Check out this group of students in front of the Forbidden City!
Did you know that Seton Hall is home to the Institute of Museum Ethics?
Founded in 2007, the Institute of Museum Ethics promotes accountability, responsibility, and sustainability in museums. The Institute convenes conversations about critical ethical issues facing museums today, and creates a physical and virtual community of emerging and practicing museum professionals who can use their resources to make informed decisions about ethical matters.
Join in the conversations in the Institute’s official Linkedin group!