Anthropology | Museum Practicum
A408 | 0449 | Conrad
Museum Practicum provides students with the opportunity to gain hands-on
work experience in museums while earning academic credit through Indiana
University (Department of Anthropology). Practica must be arranged with
the agreement of museum personnel and the instructor for the course, Dr.
Geoffrey W. Conrad, director of the Mathers Museum.
Practica may be arranged at any museum. In the past, students have
obtained permission to work as practicum students at the Mathers Museum,
IU Art Museum, Wylie House, Monroe County Historical Society Museum, the
Indianapolis Children's Museum, the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and the
Angel Mounds Historic Site, as well as other museums throughout the U.S.
If you wish to arrange a practicum at a museum (other than the Mathers
Museum), you must obtain written permission from a designated supervisor
at that institution. General guidelines require that students and their
supervisor agree upon the number of credit hours to be awarded, and the
number of hours to be worked per week (specifying a work schedule). The
designated supervisor will be responsible for assessing your performance
and assigning a grade. Please bring a copy of the supervisor's statement
of permission to the Mathers Museum, where a "permission to enroll" memo
will be issued to the university Registrar.
If you wish to arrange a practicum at the Mathers Museum, please consult
the "Practicum Application for Mathers Museum" information packet
(available at museum's reception desk).