Museum Conservation - Undergraduate Minor

The Museum Conservation minor requires 18 credits. Students cannot earn both a bachelor's degree in the Department of Art and the Museum Conservation minor unless they pass at least 6 credits in the minor beyond the requirements of the major. An undergraduate minor in Museum conservation requires the completion of 9 credits of the three 400 level museum conservation listed below, and 9 credits of the courses selected from one of the three tracks listed below.

Required Courses
ART 401Museum Conservation Techniques I (Spring)3
ART 402Museum Conservation Techniques II (Fall)3
ART 403Preventative Conservation/Collections Care (Directed Readings)3
Select one from the following tracks:9
Total Credits18

Track 1: Anthropology

Select 9 credits from the following:9
Ancient Mexico (offered every fall)3
Introduction to Archaeology3
Archaeology of the American Southwest3
Historical Archaeology in Latin America3
Introduction to Lab Methods in Archaeology (offered intermittently)3
Special Research Project1-3
Total Credits9

Track 2: Art

Select 9 credits from the following:9
Drawing I3
Introduction to Drawing3
Introduction to Painting3
Introduction to Sculpture3
Introduction to Photography3
Introduction to Ceramics3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Introduction to Metals and Jewelry3
Introduction to Art History I3
Introduction to Art History II3
Writing in Art3
Total Credits9

Track 3: History

Select 9 credits from the following:9
Introduction to Religious Studies3
Art and Life in Renaissance Italy3
Ancient Greece3
Introduction to Public History3
History of Art, Thought and Literature3
Antiquity and Modernity3
Time Traveling Through New Mexico's Past3
Historic Preservation3
Interpreting Historic Places for the Public3
Total Credits9