• Petitioning Judyth Sachs

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Provost, Macquarie University
Judyth Sachs
Dean of Arts, Macquarie University
Prof John Simons
Dean of Science, Macquarie University
Prof Clive Baldock
Vice Chancellor, Macquarie University
Professor Bruce Dowton
Academic Senate of Macquarie University

Macquarie University: Rethink the closure of the Museum Studies programme

    1. Stephanie Chinneck
    2. Petition by

      Stephanie Chinneck

      Sydney, Australia

Museum Studies is an important field of study for those who want to work in this area. Museums educate the general public about key facts of our history, science and society. Having well-trained professionals running these institutions is vitally important. Macquarie University is the only university in Australia currently running an undergraduate degree in this area. Its post-graduate program is the only one in the country to be situated in the Faculty of Science.

 The decision needs to be rethought with all the evidence for and against the retention of the program carefully considered and evaluated. Macquarie University strives for excellence in all things, we ask that this value is applied to the decisions made by its management.

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    • Natalie Tees AUSTRALIA
      • 7 months ago

      I'm about to finish my undergraduate degree and would have loved to go to Macquarie for museum studies - hope I still can

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    • Alan Whitefoot WORCESTER, UNITED KINGDOM
      • 12 months ago

      Knowledge is...

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    • Paula Birnbaum SAN FRANCISCO, CA
      • about 1 year ago

      Museum Studies is a vital field of study for the survival and growth of our museums world wide, and must be supported!

      Paula Birnbaum, Academic Director, Museum Studies, University of San Francisco

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    • Kirstie Tepper KENNESAW, GA
      • about 1 year ago

      I am an Australian citizen, a museum professional in the United States, and advocate for the arts and museum field. Macquarie is a wonderful institution that is internationally respected for its research and academic rigor, college level education in museum studies is lacking in the University system in Australia. It is a viable career for creative individuals, scholars, researchers, registrars etc. and Macquarie has the opportunity to be a leading educational institution in the field. Please consider this petition seriously. Thank you.

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    • maria schoina Άργος, GREECE
      • about 1 year ago

      dont close this section of university

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