Anthropology | Museum Practicum
A408 | 0392 | Conrad

Information about this course can be found on the Web at:

The Museum Practicum (1-4 cr.) provides students with the opportunity to
gain hands-on work experience in museums while earning academic credit
through Indiana University's Department of Anthropology. Practica require
prior agreement and must be arranged with museum personnel and the course
instructor, Professor Geoffrey Conrad, director of the William Hammond
Mathers Museum ( or phone 812-855-6873).

Practica may be arranged at any museum. 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 you and your supervisor agree upon the number of
credit hours to be awarded, the number of hours to be worked per week, and
the specific work schedule. Your 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 Professor Conrad when you
request authorization to enroll. Students interested in arranging practica
at the Mathers Museum should visit
for detailed information regarding a specific practicum. Practica may
involve collections research, conservation, education/programs, the museum
store, exhibits, and photography. To apply for a practicum at the Mathers
Museum, please review the information on the website, then contact the
appropriate departmental supervisor (noted at the top of each listing) to
request an application and arrange an interview. Acceptance of students is
limited. The required number of practicum hours worked per week at the
Mathers Museum varies according to the number of credit hours of A408 the
student is enrolled in, and the semester of enrollment.