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Lana Burgess

Title: Clinical Professor of Art History and Museum Studies
Faculty Curator, McKissick Museum
School of Visual Art and Design
Phone: 803-777-5486
Lana Burgess


Professor Burgess holds a joint appointment between the McKissick Museum and the School of Visual Art and Design, teaching art history and museum studies. A proponent for giving students the professional skills they need to succeed, she has employed active-learning pedagogical models since coming to USC in 2008. Believing strongly in interdisciplinary collaboration, she co-authored “Sharing Credit: Public Historians and Scientists Reflecting on Collaboration,” with Soumitra Ghoshroy, Allison Marsh, and Sarah Scripps in The Public Historian, Vol. 35 No. 2, May 2013. She was a fellow in the inaugural class of Association of Academic Museums and Galleries’ sponsored Kellogg School of Management's Center for Nonprofit Management in 2012. She was a recipient of 2014-2015 Teaching Excellence Grant in Integrative Learning from USC’s Center for Teaching Excellence and the 2016 SCOER! Faculty Award from Thomas Cooper Library. She is a field reviewer for the Institute of Museum and Library Services, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Academic Museums and Galleries.


ARTH 503 Art History Internship
MUSM 700 Museum Administration and Management
MUSM 701 Exhibition Development and Interpretation
MUSM 702 Museum Internship
MUSM 703 Museum Independent Study
MUSM 704 Collections, Collecting, and Curatorial Practice

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