Anthropology | Museum Practicum
A408 | 0373 | Conrad

This course requires authorization.

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-

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

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