Successful Students and Alumni
Numerous students have completed internships at prominent museums. Many have gone on to have successful careers as curators in museums around the country. A select few of our countless successful graduates are listed here, along with their thoughts on the value of the Certificate program.
Metropolitan Museum of Art (Spring 2011)
New-York Historical Society (Summer-Fall 2010)
Zimmerli Art Museum, Rutgers (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
"When applying to graduate schools, I was drawn to the curatorial certificate program at Rutgers as a way to supplement my PhD. The introductory museum training course provided behind-the-scenes looks at several museum careers. The three internships allowed me to keep active in the job market while in grad school."
The Frick Collection, Department of European Painting and Sculpture (Fall 2009-Spring 2010)
The Morgan Library and Museum, Department of Prints and Drawings (Fall 2008-Spring 2009)
Metropolitan Museum of Art, Department of Prints and Drawings (Summer-Fall 2008)
"The Curatorial Studies Certificate has been an invaluable tool for my professional and personal growth. This program gave me the necessary training to work in the curatorial field and the amazing opportunity to learn from established curators in the most prestigious museums in New York. The experience that I gained has been fundamental in preparing me for the job market and helping me to mature as a scholar."
Dr. Sharon Matt Atkins
Managing Curator of Exhibitions, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY
“The Curatorial Studies program at Rutgers provided me with invaluable resources and training at an early stage in my career. Alongside rigorous art history seminars, it offers a unique combination of coursework introducing critical issues in the field paired with hands-on training via museum internships. Especially in today’s job market, practical experience that supplements an art history degree is an absolute must for pursuing a curatorial career.”
Dr. Mary M. Tinti
Associate Curator at the Fitchburg Museum, Fitchburg, MA
"The Certificate Program in Curatorial Studies provided a connection-rich, hands-on introduction to prestigious area museums and allowed me to learn from seasoned curators at those institutions. It also gave me some much needed, behind-the-scenes insight into the philosophy of museums and the totality of creating an exhibition. As an art historian who loves all aspects of the discipline - research, writing, teaching, and curating - I'm so grateful to the faculty at Rutgers for designing a graduate program that exposed me to a multitude of career paths. That kind of flexibility was particularly important for me (a student who didn't know exactly which path to choose), better prepared me for the job market, and absolutely made me the well-rounded scholar and curator I am today."
Chief Curator, Neuberger Museum of Art
Associate Professor, Purchase College, SUNY
"The Rutgers University program is an exceptional opportunity for aspiring art historians and curators. It provided me with the opportunity to combine theory and practice into a unique learning experience that challenged me, engaged me, and prepared me for my work as a chief curator and as a teacher. It gave me the tools to, not only make exhibitions and work with collections, but also to combine my curatorial work with curricular initiatives."