This series consists of records relating to the development and administration of MOA’s Certificate in Museum Studies Program, which ran for a single season in 1997. Materials produced during the early stages of conceptualization and development date from the early 1990s, and include funding applications for a study on other museum studies programs, the results of this survey, other research materials, and multiple drafts of a report arguing for the need for a Museum Studies program at MOA. The majority of the records, dating from the mid- to late-nineties, document the administration of the program and the collaborative process of curriculum development. Materials include grant applications, program proposals, brochures, schedules of tasks and progress reports, agendas, curricula drafts and MOA staff comments on these drafts. Later records include final copies of syllabi and other teaching materials and evaluative reports on the 1997 program. Finally, the series also provides documentation of the decision to cancel the program in 1999.