St. Petersburg: The Art and Science of Museums

Study Abroad

Russia's rich cultural heritage is complimented by the unique emphasis that Russians place on history and education. In Russia, these elements have combined to produce one of the world's most extensive museum systems, well-known for impressive collections, thematic versatility, multiplicity of display modes, and sheer number of institutions. With private and public support, many of Russia's museums are modernizing and new museums are being established. Russians have supported this as some of the world's most avid museum enthusiasts.

This program is for students of museum science/studies or museum management and those who want to understand the Russian museum phenomenon through a behind-the-scenes approach. This program is for students looking to understand how cultural and historical heritage can be best preserved and transmitted.

If you are a museum professional, see St. Petersburg and Moscow: Workshop for Museum Professionals.

Summer 2021/Covid-19 Update: to allow for maximum flexibility, deadlines have been moved to March 15 and deposits will be fully refundable up until it is necessary to process visas – approximately 3-4 weeks prior to arrival. We do encourage applying before the deadline so that you receive our updates. Those looking to hit the ground running will want to look at our online courses, which will also earn you SRAS Learning Credit for your future study abroad experiece.


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


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

Dates & Costs

  • 2021 Summer (7 weeks)
    Year: 2021 Summer
    Dates: 17 June 2021 - 08 August 2021
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2021
    Cost: $6,195
  • 2021 Summer (3 weeks)
    Year: 2021 Summer
    Dates: 17 June 2021 - 11 July 2021
    Application Deadline: 15 March 2021
    Cost: $4,995

Program Inclusions

Tuition, dormitory accommodation, visa and registration, 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.