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Iowa Museum Week | Museums Educate

Posted on June 10, 2024 at 9:45 AM by Alisha Abner

Logo for Iowa Museum Week showing the state of Iowa in blue with three figure busts and a megaphone in orange and white dots connected with white lines. White text says Iowa Museum Week.June 10–16, 2024 is Iowa Museum Week, a time when museums in Iowa come together to advocate for the field by showing how museums are not just beneficial but essential to communities. You can join the effort by liking, sharing, and commenting on University Museums’ social media posts and any post with #IowaMuseumWeek.

Iowa Museum Week is an initiative of the Iowa Museum Association (IMA), of which University Museums is a member. We’ll all be sharing how museums educate, are substantial economic contributors, preserve history, share stories, and spark passions.

Today we highlight how museums educate. University Museums offers free educational programs open to the public with every exhibition. Beyond this, we offer resources to integrate visual literacy into any Iowa State course curriculum and work with faculty to tailor the material for each class. Examples include:

  • Applications of Wood in Art for Forestry students
  • Marketing students using Christian Petersen Art Museum as a case study
  • Geology students studying rock formations and landscapes in paintings
  • Aesthetics in the Victorian Era at the Farm House Museum for AESHM students

Learn more about how ISU faculty can utilize this free resource.


A Marketing class student group presenting on their case study of Christian Petersen Art Museum.

A Geology class in the Brunnier Art Museum discussing the oil and alkyd painting Blue Saguan Hotel, 1999 by Doug Shelton.

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