ASU hopes to start new minor program

ASU hopes to start new minor program. / Photo: Danielle Ledbetter

Albany State University is hoping to develop a museum and heritage studies minor program.

The Albany Art Museum will host the first seminar out of a series of seminars. The goal of the seminars is to bring together students, professors, museum staff to develop the curriculum.

The first one will be held Saturday morning.

A grant for $99,000 from the National Endowment for Humanities will help make their goal possible.

Grant Director Charles Williams says the grant allows them to research and actually establish the program.

Paula Williams, executive director of the museum, says starting this program is important for the future of the museum industry.

Paula Williams adds, "There's not a lot of diversity in our field and one of the things we're trying very very hard to do is to change that."

Albany State would be the first Historically Black College and University (HBCU) to offer museum related courses and the second university in Georgia.

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