Roanoke College

Art History and Archaeology Careers

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FIELD

PREPARATION

Teaching

Ph.D. in art history or archaeology
Resources for Art History
Graduate Students

Museum Work

M.A. in art history or archaeology
or museum studies
at the least; Ph.D. preferred

Historic Preservation

M.A or M.S. in historic preservation; usually undergraduate courses in architectural drafting, architectural history,
and a survey of art history for acceptance.

Conservation/Restoration At least 1 year of chemistry as
an undergraduate; M.A. or M.S. in
conservation

Publishing

B.A. in art history or archaeology; M.A.
or Ph.D. may be useful

Antiques / Art Galleries / Auction Houses

BA in art history; some
training in an auction house

Art Librarian

M.A. in art history and M.L.S.

Governmental Agencies

Advanced degrees in
art history or archaeology
may be required

Cultural Resources Management

Advanced degree in archaeology
may be required

Corporations

Advanced degree
may be helpful,
but generally not required

 

Careers in Art History

Careers in Archaeology