Available courses

Spark curiosity! Contemporary museum teaching practice is evolving, centering the needs, interests, and curiosity of museum visitors. Inquiry-based learning is a pedagogical approach that invites learners to explore new content by posing, investigating, and answering questions. 

This course is great for:

  • emerging museum professionals interested in strengthening their teaching skills to support informal learning in art museums, historic houses, gardens, zoos, and similar institutions

  • pre-service or current educators from all subject areas interested in using object-based learning in more traditional classroom settings

Interested in bringing new talent into your museum? 

This course will cover a variety of temporary employment opportunities for academics and artists including internships, apprenticeships, fellowships, and residencies.

Sign up for this course to:

  • understand the difference between these designations
  • determine which is the best fit for your museum’s needs
  • learn about the requirements your museum needs to meet in order to hire for each of these positions

Don't know the difference between an ambrotype and a tintype? This course will provide an introduction to the ins and outs of working with photographs in museums, geared toward anyone who wants to increase their understanding of the proper care and keeping of photographs. 

Weekly topics include:

  • the development and history of photography
  • identifying photographic processes
  • preservation
  • digitization

Sign up for this course to:

  • gain confidence in identifying types of photographs and their approximate age
  • understand the conditions and materials most appropriate for storing photographs safely
  • learn techniques and methods for digitizing images