The Program in Museum Studies unites a rich curriculum, an outstanding faculty, ongoing contact with the New York museum world, and a diverse student body. Full-time faculty consist of scholars with backgrounds in art history, anthropology, history, technology, conservation, law, heritage and cultural studies. Adjunct faculty are practicing museum professionals, well known in the field, and independent consultants and writers. They deliver curriculum that provides students with a grounding in the history and theory of museums, the creation and management of collections and exhibitions, and general museum management; teach seminars on law and fundraising and on a variety of topics relevant for contemporary museum field. In addition, students may pursue the study of museums from a variety of disciplinary perspectives, in courses offered by scholars from many departments in the Graduate School of Arts and Science. A large number of international students interested in many types of museums and museum work create an enriching and highly diverse student group.