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 courses listed below, and 9 credits of the courses selected from one of the three tracks listed below.

Prefix Title Credits
Required Courses
ARTS 401Museum Conservation Techniques I (Spring)3
ARTS 402Museum Conservation Techniques II (Fall)3
ARTS 403Preventative Conservation/Collections Care (Directed Readings)3
Select one from the following tracks:9
Anthropology
Art
History
Total Credits18

Track 1: Anthropology

Prefix Title Credits
Select 9 credits from the following:9
Ancient Mexico (offered every fall)3
Introduction to Archaeology3
Historical Archaeology3
Introduction to Lab Methods in Archaeology (offered intermittently)3
Special Research Project1-3
Total Credits9

Track 2: Art

Prefix Title Credits
Select 9 credits from the following:9
History of Art I3
History of Art II3
Introduction to Ceramics3
Introduction to Photography3
Drawing I3
Painting I3
Introduction to Printmaking3
Jewelry and Small Metal Construction I3
Writing in Art3
Introduction to Sculpture3
Total Credits9

Track 3: History

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