Museology is the branch of knowledge
Concerned with the study of the purposes and
Organization of museums with an emphasis on
Development of museums and in evolving fresh
Methods and techniques to improve their
Working. It covers activities such as
Preservation, restoration and excavation of
Ancient monuments and the art material
PG Diploma in Museology (for some students who complete M.S.C./ M.A. /B.A History Archaeology)
MA in Museology
National Museum of Institute of History of Art (Delhi),
Bhartiya Kala Nidhi, Institute of Archaeology, ASI, New Delhi.
Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh
SKILLS REQUIRED FOR MUSEOLOGY
An interest in historical past
It requires a lot of patience and travelling
Must have an appreciation towards art
Must be able to work in different cities
Have an immense interest in artifacts.
High knowledge about history
Ability to assimilate and analyze information
Aesthetic skills and good color vision
Ability to work as part of a team
Scholars of history
The scientific acumen to understand the materials,
Cause of deterioration
Knowledge of classical or foreign language such as Sanskrit, Persian, Arabic, Greek, Latin German, French & Italian etc.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES FOR MUSEOLOGY
Curators organize the display of artifacts in museums
Organize exhibitions by choosing the display items, labelling them and arranging them.
Make purchases of rare and new collections for museum enrichment
Art objects have to be identified, examined, cleaned, preserved, displayed or stored.
Maintain the record of each item - the origin, age and conservation details.
Curators may specialise in natural history, textiles, paintings, terracotta, metals, etc.
Curators are involved in training programmes and courses