In response to nation wide interest in cultural studies and museum leaning, the LIU Post art history program has recently established to New York State degree programs. Both the five-year BA/MA and a stand alone MA in museum studies will have two distinct tracks, one for museum education the other for curatorial studies. The programs are designed with laboratory style learning in which over one-third of contact time takes place within a museum; As well as internships in regional museums. The new Steinberg Museum at LIU post will be relocated and redesigned in the B. Davis Schwartz Memorial Library on campus to include over 500sqft of the LIU Collections visual storage display which will be accessible glass units presenting the colleges resources for hands-on college learning. This museum opening is scheduled to coincide with the launch of the museum studies program.