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  • Understand the role of education and research in the museum field
  • Develop, implement, and elevate educational programming
  • Gain knowledge of audience development through educational techniques
  • Gain insight into exhibition installations that utilize educational experiences


  • Understand the importance of research in the museum field
  • Research objects in preparation for future exhibitions


Collections Management
  • Understand the importance of collection management in the museum field
  • Gain knowledge of proper object documentation, photographing, and research
  • Gain insight into the care and maintenance of a collection


  • Understand the importance of object and collection research in the museum field
  • Gain knowledge of key curatorial components - education, research, documentation
  • Gain insight into exhibition installation & permanent collection installation of Art on Campus 


Farm House Museum
  • Understand all aspects of daily Farm House Museum operations
  • Gain knowledge in the care and development of collections and collection-based research
  • Gain insight into exhibitions and work as a team member to develop integrated curatorial and educational programming and other learning opportunities


Anderson Sculpture Garden
  • Gain practical hands-on experience maintaining the University Museums' sculpture garden.
  • Work with museum staff to plant and maintain the garden.
  • Assist with the care of objects in the garden and the wider Art on Campus Collection.


Art on Campus
  • Inventory and condition report public works of art around campus
  • Database management with The Museum System (TMS)
  • Assist in exhibition installations
  • Research objects and artists
    • Write object texts and didactic labels
  • ​​​​​​​Assist with care and cleaning of the Art on Campus Collection


Public Relations
  • Understand the importance of public relations in the museum field
  • Possible areas of practice include:
    • Brand management, campaigns, social media, website maintenance, marketing
    • Video, graphic design, layout, photography, audio/video tech support
    • Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere, Rush)

Currently for credit only


Lynette L. Pohlman Museum Fellowship (separate application)
  • Gain hands-on experience in a museum setting
  • Enrich your academic experience
  • Broaden your understanding of:
    • Museums administration,
    • Art, art history, cultural arts, and the relevant role of museums in the lives of citizens
    • Capital projects
    • Strategic planning and fiscal management for museums
  • Assist curators and staff on exhibitions, collections, programs, and special projects
  • Participate in museums field professional development
  • Fellows are matched with a museum staff mentor

Click here for more information and to apply for the Pohlman Fellowship


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