International Museum Day 2023: Increasing possibilities in museology, make a career in this field


International Museum Day 2023: Museums play an important role in preserving the history of ancient civilization, culture, human and lifestyle. International Museum Day is celebrated every year on 18 May all over the world with the aim of spreading awareness about the importance of museums. If you are interested in this field related to the protection and conservation of history, then learn about museology and related career options…

Museology is the field of study of museums, in which the characteristics of museum management, administration and archaeology, history, research and collection are told. This subject is specially for those youths who are interested in history and interested in the study and collection of archaeological things. Museology has expanded in view of the increasing trend towards art, due to which the demand for qualified professionals in this field is continuously increasing. If you love the heritage of history and like old artifacts, then you can explore good possibilities in the field of museology.

this area is for you

A student doing 12th in any stream can make a career in museology provided he/she is interested in history, archaeology, art, Indian culture and history, fine arts etc. After 12th, you can do Bachelor of Arts in Museology and Archaeology, BA in Museology, BA in Archeology etc. courses. Those who do graduation in Archive Science, Anthropology, Culture, Geology, Earth Science and Environment Science can also do post graduation in Museology. Many diploma and certificate courses are also available in museology. You can also do PhD in Musicology. Knowledge of foreign languages ​​like Persian, Latin, Greek, Arabic, Italian, German, French etc. can provide you excellent opportunities to move forward in this field.

career paths are here

In India, importance has always been given to the protection of national heritage. The development of new technology has also affected the functioning of the museology field, due to which new opportunities are being created for the youth here. After studying museology, you can get a job opportunity in various central and state museums, which focus on history, archaeology, textile, numismatic society. Now museums are opening at private level also, job opportunities have been created for museologists here. You can work in these museums as museum manager, curator, deputy curator, educator, research associate, exhibit designer, archivist and conservation specialist etc. Apart from this, you will also have the option to join the work related to the care of the art gallery, its presentation, conservation, information about the displayed arts, collection, designing, documentation of artefacts. If you wish, after qualifying NET or SLET from this subject, you can also pursue yourself in the field of research and teaching related to museology.

premier institute

National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi

Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara

Calcutta University, Kolkata

Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi

Aligarh Muslim University, Uttar Pradesh

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Museum, Mumbai

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