Date of Award


Access Control

Open Access

Degree Name

Museum Studies, M.A.


History and Social Studies Education Department


Noelle J. Wiedemer, M.A.

First Reader

Noelle J. Wiedemer, M.A.

Second Reader

Cynthia A. Conides, Ph.D.


Pop-ups are a new phenomenon emerging within the last decade. The purpose of this master’s thesis is to explore this current trend, delving into their origins and their multiple uses. To compliment this research, a pop-up exhibition was developed using the skills learned within the museum studies master’s program. The exhibition: Howard D. Beach and the Museum Studies Master’s Program was on display from January 20th through February 8th, 2019 at the Karpeles Manuscript Library Museum, in Buffalo, New York.