Faculty at MUAM

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How Faculty Are Using MUAM

How Faculty Are Using MUAMThe Miami University Art Museum staff works closely with faculty across disciplines to create and develop inquiry–based learning experiences that reinforce current classroom curriculum. Students learn to investigate and critique visual culture through these curator-led tours design specifically for their class.

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Teaching Spaces/ Classrooms

The Miami University Art Museum offers many unique spaces for teaching and study. The gallery and library are generally used for class visits. If the work is currently on display, it is open for viewing in the gallery. If the work is in storage, then the piece can be made available for study in the library. Many of our lectures are held in our auditorium which has all full technical amenities (such as computer, projector, sound system) for classroom teaching and presenting.

Curricular Connections

The Miami University Art Museum collections of over 17,000 objects represents a wide range of time periods, subject matters and techniques. By working closely with faculty, the Art Museum staff can help develop learning objectives and connections to current curriculum and art work on display or in storage to give students a richer background of the topic of choice.

Faculty E-news

Sign-up for the Miami University Art Museum Faculty E-news! Our E-newsletters keep faculty updated on all of our upcoming events, lecture series and exhibitions which might pertain to your area of focus.

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Propose an Exhibition

We encourage faculty & staff submissions in support of collaborations with MU departments that directly benefit our students. Exhibitions are planned 4-5 years in advance of time scheduled for display in MUAM galleries. Venues are Fall (late August - mid-December) or Spring (late January - late June).

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Accessing Works in Storage

Faculty Using MUAMThe Miami University Art Museum’s permanent collection encompasses thousands of objects from around the world and across time periods. The majority of these pieces are not on display in current exhibitions due to the sheer size of the museum's collection. When objects of particular interest to faculty or students are not on exhibition, they can often be made available for viewing and study. Please contact Laura Stewart, Collections Manager/Registrar, as early in your curriculum planning process as possible to inquire about collections and to schedule viewing opportunities.

Faculty Usage and Awareness Survey

In an effort to gather additional information from Miami faculty about Art Museum usage and future needs, we have developed this quick feedback form. Please take a few minutes to complete it.

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