Texas Tech University

Heritage and Museum Science Student Participates in Research Poster Competition

James Ferguson, a student in the Heritage and Museum Science master's degree program at the Museum of Texas Tech University, present a poster in the 17th annual Texas Tech Graduate Student Research Poster Competition.

James FergusonFerguson, who is from Kimball, Nebraska, is completing his first year in the program. His poster detailed how the Museum's collections were protected during the recent life safety project that included moving and protecting objects while fire sprinklers and other safety systems were upgraded.

Student who participated in the poster competition had to demonstrate their engagement in high quality research and present the research professionally and effectively to a non-specialized audience.

In addition to its diverse collections and exhibitions, the Museum is home to a nationally respected Heritage and Museum Sciences program that offers a master's degree. While the degree grounds students in the theory of museum science and heritage management, the museum serves as a classroom providing hands on experience in the different areas of the Museum.