Museum and gallery professionals are often so busy that they do not have a chance to step back and reflect on larger issues facing their workplaces. Because responsibilities also tend to be  segmented, one may only hear about institutional challenges through the grapevine, a management memo, or the press, but never be further involved. The Summer Institute in Museum Studies is a week-long concentrated course designed to provide professionals with such an opportunity. Offered by Carleton’s Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture (known as ICSLAC), this non-credit program will focussed on current issues in museum work, mainly but not exclusively in Canada.