Civic museums are the local institutions dotted in cities, towns and villages across the country that focus on the relationship between their place and its people. Without the global prestige of national museums or specialist collections, for many they may evoke memories of rainy school holidays, or beautiful but dilapidated buildings which councils and volunteers struggle to maintain and keep open. However, these institutions house a wealth of knowledge and potential related to the history of their places and local people, across hundreds of communities.
Students in recovery at the University of Oregon have found a therapeutic way to express their stories through art in a unique program offered by the campus museum.
Making Visible the Invisible: Social Justice and Inclusion through the Collaboration of Museums and Spanish Community-Based Learning Projects, Southern Conference on Language Teaching, Dimension, Volume 18.
TEACH VISUAL was developed by academic museum/gallery staff to support faculty from all disciplines in using their campus museum/gallery as a resource for teaching.
2016, Prospects, Strategies, Deep Collaboration, Lowe Ar tMuseum, University of Miam
i 2015, Loud And Clear, Bethany Hankes, Harvard University
2013, The Responsive Roles of the Campus Art Museum, Seton Hall University
2012, A Handbook for Academic Museums: Exhibitions and Education, Vols 1, 2, 3., by Stefanie S. Jandl and Mark S. Gold, eds. (Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc, 2012)
2012, The Campus Art Museum: A Qualitative Study, by Corrine Glesne (Kress Foundation, October 2012)
2009, Curricular Connections, Perlman Teaching Museum, Carleton College
2007, College and University Art Museum Program, by Marion M. Goethals and Suzannah Fabing (Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, November 2007)