The museum studies minor introduces and familiarizes students with the historical and theoretical foundations of contemporary museums, as well as provides them with the practical skills and knowledge needed to work in today’s museums and other cultural institutions.
A Luther program for some thirty years, the museum studies discipline furthers the college's commitment to the liberal arts and meets several key components of the college's mission, including the:
- promotion of public service
- preservation of tradition
- strong emphasis on moving students beyond immediate interests
- knowledge toward a recognition of the larger world around us