The Art and Science of Museums

Study Abroad

Russia's rich cultural heritage is complimented by a unique emphasis that Russians place on history and education. This has helped Russia produce one of the world's most extensive museum systems, one well-known not only for impressive collections but also thematic versatility, multiplicity of display modes, and sheer number of institutions. With private and public support, many of Russia's museums are being modernized and new museums are being established. Russians have supported this as some of the world's most avid museum enthusiasts.

The Art and Science of Museums seeks to understand the Russian museum phenomenon through a behind-the-scenes approach inside the museums and thier facilities. This program is for students looking to understand how cultural and historical heritage can be best preserved and transmitted.


Cultural Programming and Field Trips


Internships, Volunteering, Research

Host institution

About the Location

Budget Breakdown


St. Petersburg, Russia
Art & Art History, Museum Studies


Overall GPA of 2.5, 3.0 in major. No Russian language prerequisite.

Dates & Costs

  • Summer 2019 (10-week)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 23 May 2019 - 04 August 2019
    Application Deadline: 01 March 2019
  • Summer 2019 (3 week)
    Year: 2019 Summer
    Dates: 14 June 2019 - 08 July 2019
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2019

Program Inclusions

Tuition, dormitory accommodation, pre-departure information, roundtrip airport transfers, cultural programming, travel as specified, health and emergency insurance, use of a mobile telephone for duration of program, and SRAS in-country support.