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Through our cutting-edge and innovative museum studies program designed for the 21st century museum, you'll focus on the digital life of museums across collections, galleries, and activities.
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Type
Graduate, MS
Start Term
Fall or Spring
Credits
36
Duration
2 years (typically)
Courses
Plan of Study

Museums and Digital Culture, MS

The Master of Science in Museums and Digital Culture (MDC) is a museum studies graduate program designed to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing cultural landscape. Students explore how museums, galleries, and other cultural heritage organizations use digital technologies to enhance their services, manage collection information, engage visitors across physical and virtual contexts, and conduct visitor research and evaluation. The MDC program prepares students for such high-demand museum and gallery positions as digital producer, web content editor, collection information manager, digital analyst, social media specialist, digital asset manager, and more. 

Prof. Pattuelli and Wahbeh with students

Our Faculty

Our faculty are comprised of full-time faculty, who are researchers and scholars holding doctoral degrees, and our part-time faculty who are accomplished professionals holding a range of roles in New York City institutions and companies. Full-time faculty act as advisors to students and help connect career goals with the program curriculum, and teach over half of the courses.

Faculty List and Bios

Select faculty teaching courses in the Museums and Digital Culture program include:

Cristina Pattuelli

Professor

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Sara DeYoung

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Kathy Carbone

Assistant Professor

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Diana Pan

Visiting Assistant Professor

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Student Work

Pratt’s School of Information

We empower people to improve lives and communities through information, knowledge and culture. Motivated by our vision and mission, we are not only the oldest information school in North America, we are a forward-looking and data-driven school, committed to the success of our students and furthering diversity, equity and inclusion

More about Pratt’s iSchool

Location and Facilities

Located at the crossroads of the Greenwich Village and Chelsea neighborhoods, our home at Pratt Manhattan Center offers an excellent environment that provides easy access to all that New York City has to offer. Our specialized facilities facilitate our hands-on curriculum: from usability eye-tracking studies to archival reformatting projects and beyond.

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  • Do you love @brooklynmuseum? So do we! We are pleased to have three fellowships open now for applications at Brooklyn Museum in the area of archives, UX, and data! More information on these fellowships are available via the link in our bio.
  • Eclipse watch party @prattischool!
  • Eclipse Watch Party today and more in the April '24 @prattischool Newsletter. Link available in our bio.
  • Prof. Shruthi Chivukula hosted the workshop "Mind Tickle: Ideating UX Design Concepts," where participants worked on ways to brainstorm #UX design concepts using anchors and mindsets around design ideation. Checkout the photos here!
  • In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
  • Congratulations to Profs. Leanne Bowler, Irene Lopatovska and Mark Rosin (School of Liberal Arts & Sciences) - they received the Impact Award at the 2024 Pratt Research Open House. The award was received by Profs. Bowler and Rosin as pictured here with President Bronet and Vice Provost Druin. Read more about it via the link in our bio.
  • Current Students - we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting fellowship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year! The fellowship program supports 2-semester practicum-internships that are designed to provide students with exceptional professional-level experience in NYC's great cultural institutions. The fellowships include:

Brooklyn Museum Archives Fellowship
Brooklyn Public Library Center for Brooklyn History User Services Fellowship
Brooklyn Public Library Children's & Young Adult Services Fellowship
Franklin Furnace Fellowship
Frick Art Reference Library Fellowship
Lesbian Herstory Archives Fellowship
Metropolitan Museum Watson Library Fellowship
MoMA Archives Linked Open Data for Museums Fellowship
MoMA Library Fellowship
MoMA Product Design Fellowship
New York Public Library Digital Archives Fellowship
Pratt Center Mapping, Data Analysis & Visualization Fellowship
Whitney Museum of American Art Collections Information & Data Fellowship

Please note that the application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5pm EST (not April 8 as indicated in the applications). For detailed fellowship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and applications, please refer to the fellowship webpage- link to it is available via our bio.
  • @prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
  • Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
Do you love @brooklynmuseum? So do we! We are pleased to have three fellowships open now for applications at Brooklyn Museum in the area of archives, UX, and data! More information on these fellowships are available via the link in our bio.
Do you love @brooklynmuseum? So do we! We are pleased to have three fellowships open now for applications at Brooklyn Museum in the area of archives, UX, and data! More information on these fellowships are available via the link in our bio.
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Eclipse watch party @prattischool!
Eclipse watch party @prattischool!
Eclipse watch party @prattischool!
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2/9
Eclipse Watch Party today and more in the April '24 @prattischool Newsletter. Link available in our bio.
Eclipse Watch Party today and more in the April '24 @prattischool Newsletter. Link available in our bio.
2 weeks ago
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3/9
Prof. Shruthi Chivukula hosted the workshop "Mind Tickle: Ideating UX Design Concepts," where participants worked on ways to brainstorm #UX design concepts using anchors and mindsets around design ideation. Checkout the photos here!
Prof. Shruthi Chivukula hosted the workshop "Mind Tickle: Ideating UX Design Concepts," where participants worked on ways to brainstorm #UX design concepts using anchors and mindsets around design ideation. Checkout the photos here!
Prof. Shruthi Chivukula hosted the workshop "Mind Tickle: Ideating UX Design Concepts," where participants worked on ways to brainstorm #UX design concepts using anchors and mindsets around design ideation. Checkout the photos here!
Prof. Shruthi Chivukula hosted the workshop "Mind Tickle: Ideating UX Design Concepts," where participants worked on ways to brainstorm #UX design concepts using anchors and mindsets around design ideation. Checkout the photos here!
Prof. Shruthi Chivukula hosted the workshop "Mind Tickle: Ideating UX Design Concepts," where participants worked on ways to brainstorm #UX design concepts using anchors and mindsets around design ideation. Checkout the photos here!
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In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. 

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
In our final post about the “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York'' course @prattischool, we visited @lagallerianazionale (GNAM). Our thanks to Director Suzanne Meuer and Archivist Tina Conte for introducing us to their vast collection of bio-iconographic and personal archival materials and incredible library of artists’ books. #artistsarchives #archividartista #prattinfoschoolinrome #RomeNewYork #VillaBorghese
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5/9
Congratulations to Profs. Leanne Bowler, Irene Lopatovska and Mark Rosin (School of Liberal Arts & Sciences) - they received the Impact Award at the 2024 Pratt Research Open House. The award was received by Profs. Bowler and Rosin as pictured here with President Bronet and Vice Provost Druin. Read more about it via the link in our bio.
Congratulations to Profs. Leanne Bowler, Irene Lopatovska and Mark Rosin (School of Liberal Arts & Sciences) - they received the Impact Award at the 2024 Pratt Research Open House. The award was received by Profs. Bowler and Rosin as pictured here with President Bronet and Vice Provost Druin. Read more about it via the link in our bio.
3 weeks ago
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6/9
Current Students - we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting fellowship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year! The fellowship program supports 2-semester practicum-internships that are designed to provide students with exceptional professional-level experience in NYC's great cultural institutions. The fellowships include:

Brooklyn Museum Archives Fellowship
Brooklyn Public Library Center for Brooklyn History User Services Fellowship
Brooklyn Public Library Children's & Young Adult Services Fellowship
Franklin Furnace Fellowship
Frick Art Reference Library Fellowship
Lesbian Herstory Archives Fellowship
Metropolitan Museum Watson Library Fellowship
MoMA Archives Linked Open Data for Museums Fellowship
MoMA Library Fellowship
MoMA Product Design Fellowship
New York Public Library Digital Archives Fellowship
Pratt Center Mapping, Data Analysis & Visualization Fellowship
Whitney Museum of American Art Collections Information & Data Fellowship

Please note that the application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5pm EST (not April 8 as indicated in the applications). For detailed fellowship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and applications, please refer to the fellowship webpage- link to it is available via our bio.
Current Students - we are pleased to announce that we are now accepting fellowship applications for the 2024-2025 academic year! The fellowship program supports 2-semester practicum-internships that are designed to provide students with exceptional professional-level experience in NYC's great cultural institutions. The fellowships include: Brooklyn Museum Archives Fellowship Brooklyn Public Library Center for Brooklyn History User Services Fellowship Brooklyn Public Library Children's & Young Adult Services Fellowship Franklin Furnace Fellowship Frick Art Reference Library Fellowship Lesbian Herstory Archives Fellowship Metropolitan Museum Watson Library Fellowship MoMA Archives Linked Open Data for Museums Fellowship MoMA Library Fellowship MoMA Product Design Fellowship New York Public Library Digital Archives Fellowship Pratt Center Mapping, Data Analysis & Visualization Fellowship Whitney Museum of American Art Collections Information & Data Fellowship Please note that the application deadline is Monday, April 15, 2024 at 5pm EST (not April 8 as indicated in the applications). For detailed fellowship descriptions, eligibility requirements, and applications, please refer to the fellowship webpage- link to it is available via our bio.
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@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia!

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
@prattischool “Artists’ Archives: Rome/New York” class visited @museomaxxi where Giulia Pedace and Giulia Cappelletti of Arte Archive Centre shared the museum’s acquisition, description, and curation process, unveiling some true archival gems along the way. A huge thank you to our hosts, Giulia & Giulia! #artistsarchives #archividartista #prattschoolinrome #archivewalls
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Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹

#artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
Students from @prattischool “Artists' Archives: Rome/New York” course led by @cpattuelli returned from their Italian spring break adventure. Stay tuned for upcoming posts detailing their site visits to the institutions that preserve Rome’s artistic legacies. A heartfelt thank you to @museomaxxi, @lagallerianazionale, @iccdfotografie, @archiviofrancoangeli and @archivio_elisabettacatalano for an unforgettable experience – grazie mille! ✨🎨🇮🇹 #artistsarchives #archividartista #prattischoolinrome
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