History of Decorative Arts
George Mason University in Partnership with Smithsonian Associates

Career Options in the Decorative Arts


Graduates of the Smithsonian-Mason MA in the History of Decorative Arts program are prepared for a wide range of career options.

  • Antiques Dealer
  • Art Gallery Representative/Owner
  • Art Lawyer
  • Art Librarian
  • Arts Administrator
  • Arts Organization Consultant
  • Auction House Representative
  • Corporate or Private Curator
  • Curatorial Consultant
  • Design Firm Associate
  • Estate Appraiser
  • Freelance Writer and Researcher
  • Interior Design Firm Associate
  • Investigator of Stolen Art
  • Museum Employment: Curator, Collections Manager, Researcher, Registrar, Development, Exhibition Planner, Administrator
  • Objects Conservator
  • Publisher
  • Retail and Auction Consultant
  • Visual Resources Curator
  • University Faculty Member
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