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The University of Maryland College Park’s Certificate Program in Museum Scholarship and Material Culture (12-credits) augments graduate work in American Studies, Anthropology and Archaeology, Historic Preservation, History, Library and Information Studies, and other disciplines by training students to understand the particular challenges, issues, and opportunities encountered when conducting and presenting material culture scholarship in the museum environment. A unique program in this region, the certificate aims to equip students with skills for research, scholarship, and presentation that are appropriate to museums of history, culture, and material life.
The program is co-directed by Mary Alexander (alexander_schou@msn.com) and Ricardo L. Punzalan (punzalan@umd.edu), with guidance and support of a Steering Committee that includes a multidisciplinary cohort of scholars and professionals.

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