Museum visits can enhance and enrich your curriculum, and you are welcome to bring your class for a self-guided or guided tour. For scheduling, please contact us at least two weeks in advance. If you wish to bring your class during the first two weeks of the semester you are encouraged to schedule the tour at least one month in advance. Please email Sarah Hatcher (firstname.lastname@example.org), Head of Programs and Education at the Mathers Museum, to make arrangements.
DeVault Teaching Gallery
The DeVault Teaching Gallery is an experimental and flexible teaching space within the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. This space allows for the short-term use of artifacts for instruction, inspiration, and experimentation, and is designed for the exploration of objects in adventuresome yet secure ways.
Researchers and faculty are encouraged to contact Ellen Sieber, (email@example.com) Chief Curator of Collections, to review the MMWC's collections for possible research/study projects. The Chief Curator will work with researchers to develop programs to meet their needs.Learn more about current research projects
Free Events and ExhibitsA number of free events and exhibits are offered throughout the year at the Mathers Museum. Learn more about the range of themes and topics featured in MMWC exhibitions and take a look at the wide variety of programs--from lectures to concerts to demonstrations by artists in residence--scheduled at the museum during the year.
Collaborations and PartnershipsThe Mathers Museum invites and encourages opportunities for collaboration and partnership with IU faculty and staff members, and academic departments and university organizations. The MMWC has worked with representatives from around the campus to develop or host special exhibits, events, conferences, and symposia aligned with the museum's mission. If you're interested in working with the museum, please contact Matt Sieber, Manager of Exhibitions, to discuss exhibition possibilities, or Sarah Hatcher, Head of Programs and Education, to explore collaborative events.
The Mathers Museum of World Cultures is currently hosting an Indiana University IQ-Wall, developed by the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab to promote innovative research and education using information-rich, ultra-resolution displays. Available for use by IU faculty, students, and staff, the IQ-Wall consists of 12 high-resolution monitors with a total of 12.5 million pixels.
Museum Anthropology Review
Museum Anthropology Review (MAR) is an open access journal whose purpose is the wide dissemination of articles, reviews, essays, obituaries and other content advancing the field of material culture and museum studies, broadly conceived. MAR is published by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and edited by Jason Baird Jackson.
The Material Vernaculars series, published by the Indiana University Press in partnership with the Mathers Museum, presents ethnographic, historical, and comparative accounts of material and visual culture manifest in both the everyday and extraordinary lives of individuals and communities, nations and networks. While advancing a venerable scholarly tradition focused on the makers and users of hand-made objects, the series also addresses contemporary practices of mediation, refashioning, recycling, assemblage, and collecting in global and local contexts.
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