UQ’s decision to cut Museum Studies spells disaster

The University of Queensland is proposing cuts to its Museum Studies programs, with potential effects felt across the country.
UQ is planning to cut its Museum Studies program. Image is an exterior shot of the sandstone façade of Queensland university, behind some trees, in long shot against a blue sky with scudding clouds.

On 10 May this year, Professor Katharine Gelber, the Associate Dean of Academics at the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at the University of Queensland (UQ), sent a letter to all Museum Studies students notifying them of the imminent cancellation of the Faculty’s Master of Museum Studies and Graduate Certificate in Museum Studies. 

‘We anticipate that Semester 2 2024 will be the final intake for these programs at UQ,’ reads the letter, obtained by ArtsHub

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David Burton is a writer from Meanjin, Brisbane. David also works as a playwright, director and author. He is the playwright of over 30 professionally produced plays. He holds a Doctorate in the Creative Industries.