MUSE - Museum Studies for High School Students

MUSE students at Whaling Museum

Museum Experience for High Schoolers

"The more we involve students, the more connections we make, which gives the students pride and ownership. MUSE makes them aware and brings them into the picture."
Barbara Wunderler
Teacher, Newport, RI School District

MUSE, developed by the Newport Art Museum, promotes interest in museum careers by offering a credited museum studies art course for high school youth in partnership with area schools. MUSE includes site visits  to museums and historic sites, engagement with professional staff and artists, and exhibition preparation training.

Newport Art Museum is honored to have received funding for MUSE from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) through a 2013 Museums For America grant. Museum staff Maggie Anderson, Education Director, Rebecca Bertrand, Grant Writer and Peter Dickison, MUSE Coordinator, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to accept the award.

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