Spurlock Museum of World Cultures at Illinois invites faculty, staff and graduate students to attend an open house on specialized research and learning opportunities on Thursday, March 8, from 3-6 p.m. The museum welcomes proposals for collaborative exhibitions, research projects and public programs. The event highlights opportunities for using the museum’s collection of more than 50,000 objects from six continents for classes and outreach.
A researcher from the University of Chicago examines an ancient tablet, part of more than 50,000 objects in the Spurlock Museum collection.
Image provided by Spurlock Museum.
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Museum staff work with faculty members to develop courses and modules, facilitate research of museum collections and create individualized tours that highlight course content and themes. Spurlock Museum also offers opportunities for graduate students to work in the museum, complete internships or practicums and conduct original research.
The open house allows visitors to speak with faculty members and students who have collaborated with the museum in the past, and museum employees will be on hand to discuss potential collaborative projects and priorities. Light refreshments will be served.
The museum is located at 600 S. Gregory St., Urbana. Parking is available at meters on Oregon and Gregory streets. To request accessibility accommodations, call 217-333-2360. Early requests are appreciated to allow sufficient time to meet access needs.