Date of Graduation

Winter 12-16-2016

Document Type

Project/Capstone

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Museum Studies

College/School

College of Arts and Sciences

Department/Program

Museum Studies

First Advisor

Marjorie Schwarzer

Abstract

This capstone project developed as a result of my Summer 2016 museum studies internship with the SFO Museum at the San Francisco International Airport. This unique museum is located within the airport terminals and is the only airport museum in the United States accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. Though the SFO Museum conducts education programs, it does not have an education department, instead relying on the curatorial staff to execute the museum education tours. The Museum’s tours cover children’s education materials for second and third grade students in the San Francisco Bay Area. I propose creating pre-visit materials in partnership with local educators to share in advance of a field trip. These materials will create a deeper understanding of the material and engage young visitors in more thoughtful dialogue once at the Museum.

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