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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

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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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  • Have you ever wondered how blind or low-vision people access information visualizations? The answer need not be through text-only such as alt tags, which can be potentially “painfully verbose” according to Chancey Fleet, but can also be communicated through the creation of tactile information. In this presentation, Chancey Fleet will discuss her work in creating information available via touch. 

The @prattischool DEI committee is pleased to welcome to Pratt Chancey Fleet on Friday, March 1 at 4pm, followed by a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception.  To attend, please RSVP via the link in our bio.

Bio: Chancey Fleet is the assistive technology coordinator at the Dimensions Lab at the New York Public Library. #accessibility
  • All in-person classes are canceled for today 2/13. Fully online courses will be held as usual. Happy snow day!
  • It’s the February ’24 School of Information Newsletter with a call for presenters at InfoShow24, updates on the Mission of the School and Curriculum, Students, Alumni & Faculty news, and more: https://madmimi.com/p/ccd8c81
  • For Lunar New Year, the School of Information's DEI Committee organized a Manhattan Chinatown Food + History tour on a chilly January afternoon. Looks delicious! Thanks to Richa Shah (MSIXD) for the photos.
  • Save the date - InfoShow24 is May 10th at 5p!
  • Students, faculty and staff at @prattischool visit @brooklynmuseum to see exhibition “Spike Lee: Creative Sources.”
  • We’re excited to announce "Fridays in May: QBIPOC Peer-Networking Program" which aims to supply QBIPOC information professionals and students an opportunity to engage in a peer network across disciplines and institutions. Call for applications opens this week and closes on Friday, March 1st. This program is a collaboration among Metropolitan New York Library Council, @prattischool and @nyulibraries. More information and to apply via the link in our bio.
  • You're Invited to an evening of Conversation with ALA President Emily Drabinksi on Friday, Feb. 16 at 4:30pm at Pratt Manhattan Center.  The conversation will be followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception. More details and to RSVP via the link in our bio.
  • Happy New Year from the School of Information. It's our January newsletter where we welcome 28 new students to the school, introduce you to our new faculty teaching this spring, invite you to free events, and more. Link available in our bio.
Have you ever wondered how blind or low-vision people access information visualizations? The answer need not be through text-only such as alt tags, which can be potentially “painfully verbose” according to Chancey Fleet, but can also be communicated through the creation of tactile information. In this presentation, Chancey Fleet will discuss her work in creating information available via touch. 

The @prattischool DEI committee is pleased to welcome to Pratt Chancey Fleet on Friday, March 1 at 4pm, followed by a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception.  To attend, please RSVP via the link in our bio.

Bio: Chancey Fleet is the assistive technology coordinator at the Dimensions Lab at the New York Public Library. #accessibility
Have you ever wondered how blind or low-vision people access information visualizations? The answer need not be through text-only such as alt tags, which can be potentially “painfully verbose” according to Chancey Fleet, but can also be communicated through the creation of tactile information. In this presentation, Chancey Fleet will discuss her work in creating information available via touch. The @prattischool DEI committee is pleased to welcome to Pratt Chancey Fleet on Friday, March 1 at 4pm, followed by a wine and hors d'oeuvre reception. To attend, please RSVP via the link in our bio. Bio: Chancey Fleet is the assistive technology coordinator at the Dimensions Lab at the New York Public Library. #accessibility
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All in-person classes are canceled for today 2/13. Fully online courses will be held as usual. Happy snow day!
All in-person classes are canceled for today 2/13. Fully online courses will be held as usual. Happy snow day!
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2/9
It’s the February ’24 School of Information Newsletter with a call for presenters at InfoShow24, updates on the Mission of the School and Curriculum, Students, Alumni & Faculty news, and more: https://madmimi.com/p/ccd8c81
3 weeks ago
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3/9
For Lunar New Year, the School of Information's DEI Committee organized a Manhattan Chinatown Food + History tour on a chilly January afternoon. Looks delicious! Thanks to Richa Shah (MSIXD) for the photos.
For Lunar New Year, the School of Information's DEI Committee organized a Manhattan Chinatown Food + History tour on a chilly January afternoon. Looks delicious! Thanks to Richa Shah (MSIXD) for the photos.
For Lunar New Year, the School of Information's DEI Committee organized a Manhattan Chinatown Food + History tour on a chilly January afternoon. Looks delicious! Thanks to Richa Shah (MSIXD) for the photos.
For Lunar New Year, the School of Information's DEI Committee organized a Manhattan Chinatown Food + History tour on a chilly January afternoon. Looks delicious! Thanks to Richa Shah (MSIXD) for the photos.
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4/9
Save the date - InfoShow24 is May 10th at 5p!
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5/9
Students, faculty and staff at @prattischool visit @brooklynmuseum to see exhibition “Spike Lee: Creative Sources.”
Students, faculty and staff at @prattischool visit @brooklynmuseum to see exhibition “Spike Lee: Creative Sources.”
Students, faculty and staff at @prattischool visit @brooklynmuseum to see exhibition “Spike Lee: Creative Sources.”
Students, faculty and staff at @prattischool visit @brooklynmuseum to see exhibition “Spike Lee: Creative Sources.”
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6/9
We’re excited to announce "Fridays in May: QBIPOC Peer-Networking Program" which aims to supply QBIPOC information professionals and students an opportunity to engage in a peer network across disciplines and institutions. Call for applications opens this week and closes on Friday, March 1st. This program is a collaboration among Metropolitan New York Library Council, @prattischool and @nyulibraries. More information and to apply via the link in our bio.
We’re excited to announce "Fridays in May: QBIPOC Peer-Networking Program" which aims to supply QBIPOC information professionals and students an opportunity to engage in a peer network across disciplines and institutions. Call for applications opens this week and closes on Friday, March 1st. This program is a collaboration among Metropolitan New York Library Council, @prattischool and @nyulibraries. More information and to apply via the link in our bio.
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7/9
You're Invited to an evening of Conversation with ALA President Emily Drabinksi on Friday, Feb. 16 at 4:30pm at Pratt Manhattan Center.  The conversation will be followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception. More details and to RSVP via the link in our bio.
You're Invited to an evening of Conversation with ALA President Emily Drabinksi on Friday, Feb. 16 at 4:30pm at Pratt Manhattan Center. The conversation will be followed by a wine and hors d’oeuvre reception. More details and to RSVP via the link in our bio.
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Happy New Year from the School of Information. It's our January newsletter where we welcome 28 new students to the school, introduce you to our new faculty teaching this spring, invite you to free events, and more. Link available in our bio.
Happy New Year from the School of Information. It's our January newsletter where we welcome 28 new students to the school, introduce you to our new faculty teaching this spring, invite you to free events, and more. Link available in our bio.
2 months ago
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