Anthropology | MUSEUM PRACTICUM
A408 | 0343 | Conrad


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 (conrad@indiana.edu 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 www.iub.edu/~mathers/new/edu/a408.html
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