Other Professors' Ideas

Faculty members have used the Mead’s collections in various ways—as sources of inspiration for fresh creations in prose, poetry, painting, dance, and song; as geometric forms suited for mathematical assessment; as documents of material culture ripe for historical investigation; as physical compounds that evidence their chemical composition; as semiotic systems suitable for analysis; and much more.

Some professors hold every class session at the Mead, developing extensive programs based on the museum’s collections. Others make only a single class visit to view two or three objects. We are always available to discuss the best options for your specific needs!

Some course projects at the Mead have yielded special events, podcast audio tours, web features, and even exhibitions. To learn more, see a list of previous class visits and completed course projects.