Museum Studies is especially valuable as a unique combination of the liberal arts and practical experience in a career growth area. Fostering a multidisciplinary approach is particularly important in the areas of preservation technology, collections management, and electronic data storage and retrieval for museum and archive managers. Students have interned at a wide variety of regional and national museums, archives, and historical societies, including the Denver Museum of Natural History, the U.S. Foreign Service Archives, and the Smithsonian, and have gone on to advanced degrees and careers in museums and related fields. Luther history professors and other staff maintain links with, among other institutions, Vesterheim and the Winneshiek County Historical Society, and the historical societies of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin. Students interested in pursuing this area should contact the history department.