Museum Studies facilities are located in the first and second floors of the Fine Arts building.

    Exterior photo of the Fine Arts building at San Francisoc State University

    In 2014, the Museum Studies Program closed its former gallery in the Humanities Building to reorganize and move its collections of antiquities and material culture to new spaces in the Fine Arts Building. Students enrolled in Museum Studies classes gain valuable hands-on experience working with objects and developing exhibitions and programs behind-the-scenes, to front-of-house service leading tours and supporting events.

    Our spaces and resources include:

    • The Global Museum, opened in April 2018, which serves as a teaching lab for Museum Studies curriculum, and as a student-run exhibition gallery offering free public programming and tours for the University community and the general public
    • Stewarded collection of University-owned cultural heritage objects spanning ancient Egyptian and Mediterranean antiquities, Africa, the Americas, Oceania, and Asia
    • State-of-the-art preservation facilities
    • A classroom and digital lab, equipped with industry asset management and publishing software