Curators Associates is an exciting and vibrant group comprised of individuals who have demonstrated a deep and ongoing commitment to Iowa State University and the University Museums' collections and programs. Curators Associates was founded in 1988 to encourage cultural growth and caring by helping fund acquisitions, conservation, exhibitions and programs.
Anyone can become a member of Curators Associates by donating a minimum gift of $15,000 over a period of three years. Curators Associates is a lifetime membership and may include couples and partners. Curators Associates meet on campus twice a year, spring and fall.
University Museums Advancement Council
The University Museums Advancement Council was established in 2014 with a mission to assist the University Museums Director and Chief Curator to:
Raise awareness about University Museums and expand the number of Curators Associates
Increase financial support by raising money for University Museums
Increase the number of objects in the collection
Assist in providing care and conservation of the collection
Assist in providing scholarship opportunity for the intellectual expansion of the collection
Enrich the educational opportunities and experiences for the members of the Curators Associates
If you would like to learn more about these opportunities, please contact Sue Olson.