IU Student Resources

The Mathers Museum provides a number of free services to Indiana University students to support coursework and study. These services include:

Research/Study Projects Utilizing Museum Collections
Students are encouraged to contact Ellen Sieber, (esieber@indiana.edu) Curator of Collections, to review the Museum's collections for possible research/study projects. The Curator will work with students to develop programs to meet their needs.

Museum Practicum Course
Students interested in Museum Studies may wish to enroll in Museum Practicum offered through the Departments of Anthropology, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, History, and Information and Library Science, and the Program in Arts Administration.

Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation Internship Program
The Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation has awarded funding to support the establishment of a new internship program at the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. This new program will be MMWC's first offering of competitive, paid internship experiences, building on decades of practicum student programming, and significantly increasing the MMWC's ability to cultivate dedicated museum professionals at the undergraduate and master's level. More information on the program is available at Clowes Internships.

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 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. The installation in the Mathers Museum of World Cultures is a collaborative effort of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and the Advanced Visualization Lab, with assistance from the IU Libraries. The Advanced Visualization Lab at IU is a unit of the Research Technologies division of UITS; Research Technologies is a Pervasive Technology Institute Cyberinfrastructure and Service Center. 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. The device is managed via a Windows 7 computer, and has an ease of operation comparable to most desktops and laptops. More information on the device, its uses, and scheduling is available at MMWC IQ-Wall.

IUScholarWorks Repository
For "green" open access circulation of museum-related publications. the MMWC uses Indiana University Bloomington's IUScholarWorks Repository. You can find MMWC in IUScholarWorks Repository at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/15356.

Other Services
If you have a question or need something beyond what you see listed, please email us at mathers@indiana.edu.