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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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  • Student journals from the Artists’ Archive: Rome/New York class are now live! Visit the link in our bio to learn all about their visits to @museomaxxi @lagallerianazionale @iccdfotografie @archiviofrancoangeli @archivio_elisabettacatalano
  • Join us at 10AM ET on Wednesday for Pratt Institute Commencement live from @radiocitymusichall! Link to livestream on Pratt.edu homepage.
  • Announcing the InfoShow24 Award Winners and looking forward to Graduation on Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall. This news and more in the @prattischool May '24 newsletter; link available in our bio. #PrattGrad24
  • The InfoShow24 program is now live! Link available in our bio. See you on Friday at 5pm at Pratt Manhattan Center; registration still open at Pratt.edu.
  • Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
  • You're Invited to InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattinstitute School of Information student work. Organized like a conference, InfoShow24 includes presentations, panels, posters, digital and non-digital object exhibitions, and demos/interactives from students in Library and Information Science, Information Experience Design, Museums and Digital Culture, and Data Analytics and Visualization. For more information and to register, please see the link in our bio.
  • Students - deadline to propose presentation at InfoShow24 is approaching- April 30th! Propose at bit.ly/infoshow24cfp Over $2,000 in cash prizes for best projects and swag for presenters!
  • 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!
Student journals from the Artists’ Archive: Rome/New York class are now live! Visit the link in our bio to learn all about their visits to @museomaxxi @lagallerianazionale @iccdfotografie @archiviofrancoangeli @archivio_elisabettacatalano
Student journals from the Artists’ Archive: Rome/New York class are now live! Visit the link in our bio to learn all about their visits to @museomaxxi @lagallerianazionale @iccdfotografie @archiviofrancoangeli @archivio_elisabettacatalano
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Join us at 10AM ET on Wednesday for Pratt Institute Commencement live from @radiocitymusichall! Link to livestream on Pratt.edu homepage.
Join us at 10AM ET on Wednesday for Pratt Institute Commencement live from @radiocitymusichall! Link to livestream on Pratt.edu homepage.
2 weeks ago
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2/9
Announcing the InfoShow24 Award Winners and looking forward to Graduation on Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall. This news and more in the @prattischool May '24 newsletter; link available in our bio. #PrattGrad24
Announcing the InfoShow24 Award Winners and looking forward to Graduation on Wednesday at Radio City Music Hall. This news and more in the @prattischool May '24 newsletter; link available in our bio. #PrattGrad24
2 weeks ago
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3/9
The InfoShow24 program is now live! Link available in our bio. See you on Friday at 5pm at Pratt Manhattan Center; registration still open at Pratt.edu.
The InfoShow24 program is now live! Link available in our bio. See you on Friday at 5pm at Pratt Manhattan Center; registration still open at Pratt.edu.
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4/9
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
Students from this semester's Conservation Lab course with Prof. Polishchuk created custom rare book enclosures and more. Checkout some of the photos from this semester.
3 weeks ago
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5/9
You're Invited to InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattinstitute School of Information student work. Organized like a conference, InfoShow24 includes presentations, panels, posters, digital and non-digital object exhibitions, and demos/interactives from students in Library and Information Science, Information Experience Design, Museums and Digital Culture, and Data Analytics and Visualization. For more information and to register, please see the link in our bio.
You're Invited to InfoShow24, the annual showcase of @prattinstitute School of Information student work. Organized like a conference, InfoShow24 includes presentations, panels, posters, digital and non-digital object exhibitions, and demos/interactives from students in Library and Information Science, Information Experience Design, Museums and Digital Culture, and Data Analytics and Visualization. For more information and to register, please see the link in our bio.
4 weeks ago
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6/9
Students - deadline to propose presentation at InfoShow24 is approaching- April 30th! Propose at bit.ly/infoshow24cfp Over $2,000 in cash prizes for best projects and swag for presenters!
Students - deadline to propose presentation at InfoShow24 is approaching- April 30th! Propose at bit.ly/infoshow24cfp Over $2,000 in cash prizes for best projects and swag for presenters!
4 weeks ago
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7/9
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.
1 month ago
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8/9
Eclipse watch party @prattischool!
Eclipse watch party @prattischool!
Eclipse watch party @prattischool!
2 months ago
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9/9

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