Tuesday, July 17, 2012

About Us

Welcome to the University of Mississippi Museum's Education blog!

The Museum’s Education Department makes learning about art enjoyable and intellectually stimulating through a wide array of programs for all audiences: first-time visitors; families with young children; students on a class visit or teachers seeking guidance in incorporating art into school curricula. The Museum Education Department also coordinates the training of future and current museum professionals through internships and forming relationships with many departments at The University of Mississippi.

Every year, we present events and programs that allow our visitors to connect meaningfully with the art on view. Children can participate in Art Zone, Mini Masters, Summer Camps, and Family Activity Days. Adults can participate in Adult Studio Workshops, Brown Bag Lectures, and gallery receptions. Each month, we do outreach programs to the Oxford-Lafayette Public Library and area schools through our Traveling Trunk program.

Recently, we have joined Michelle Obama’s health and wellness initiative of “Let’s Move! Museums and Gardens.” To promote healthy food habits, an intern from the Nutrition Department creates snacks for our children’s programs and makes the recipes with the nutritional information available to parents. We promote exercise by hosting Blue Laurel Yoga classes and by incorporating walks through Bailey’s Woods into all of our programs for kids.

To find out more about University Museum education programs, contact the UM Museum at 662.915.7073 or visit our website, museum.olemiss.edu.

We hope that this blog will provide a new tool for us to share lessons, upcoming programs, and creative snack ideas. We also hope that it will become a platform that will enable us to collaborate with other museums and organizations in discovering and sharing new ways to bring museum collections to life in the pursuit of lifelong learning for our diverse audiences.

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