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Educational Institutions

Center for Collections Care at Beloit College

The Center for Collections Care (C3) at Beloit College offers online and in-person professional development courses in collections care for emerging and practicing museum, library, archive, and conservation professionals. Online courses include Fundamentals of Collections Care and Fundamentals of Collections Management, Fundraising and Grant Writing, NAGPRA in Practice, and Culturally Informed Collections Stewardship. In-person courses include Conservation of Paper, Photos, Metals, and Textiles, Mount Making for Exhibits, Storage Solutions, Matting and Framing, and Packing and Rigging Art. Scholarships are available and supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities. 

Emporia State University, School of Library & Information Management

Now is the time! Earn your Master of Library Science at Emporia State University. A graduate degree in Library and Information Management complements previous education, offers prospects for increased earnings, and provides flexible skills for the future.

Institute of American Indian Arts

IAIA is the only four-year degree Fine Arts institution in the world devoted to contemporary Native American and Alaskan Native arts. As such, we dedicate ourselves, our curriculum, our facilities, and our energies to preparing our students for success and leadership which reflects Native cultures and values. As one of 37 tribal colleges located in the United States, we are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and are a member of the American Indian Higher Education Consortium. 

Institute of American Indian Arts, MFA in Cultural Administration

The Institute of American Indian Arts’ MFA in Cultural Administration (MFACA) is a two-year low-residency program geared towards those who believe leadership should be driven and guided by community engagement and involvement. Our commitment is to assist up-and-coming leaders and supporters of cultural-based arts programming and cultural institutions. MFACA offers two distinct areas of emphasis: Arts Administration and Tribal Museum and Cultural Center Administration. Learn more and apply today!

Peabody Essex Museum, Native American Fellowship Program

Come build your future with us! The Native American Fellowship Program at the Peabody Essex Museum is recruiting for its Summer 2024 session! Join our staff to learn about museum practices, network with field experts and program alumni, and sharpen your skills as a cultural heritage professional. Connect with us at nafellowship@pem.org.

San Jose State University iSchool

Customize your educational experience to fit your interests and career objectives at the SJSU iSchool. Programs include: Master of Informatics, Master of Library and Information Science, Teacher Librarian, Master of Archives and Records Administration, Post-Master’s Certificate in Library and Information Science, iSchool Open Classes, and MOOCs.

School for Advanced Research

The School for Advanced Research advances understanding of humanity through a unique alchemy of creative practice and scholarly research in Native American arts, anthropology, and related disciplines. The Indian Arts Research Center, a division of SAR, houses a collection of over 12,000 items of Native Southwest art and history and supports the past, present, and future of Native arts through its many initiatives including its artist fellowship and museum internship programs. 

Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of Natural History, Anthropology Department

The Department of Anthropology at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution stewards one of the largest and oldest collections of Native American materials. These vast and unparalleled collections are accessible for inquiry into the cultures, arts, and technologies of the world’s peoples.  The National Anthropological Archives includes sound and paper recordings of endangered, scarce and newly revitalized languages and knowledge systems. Meet with NMNH Anthropology staff to learn more about collections searches, archival documents and audiovisual resources, and innovative opportunities for collaboration and research. 

University of Alabama – School of Library and Information Studies

At the University of Alabama-School of Library and Information Studies (SLIS), we’re developing creative and critical thinkers to lead the way in the fields of library and information. Our award-winning faculty, world-renowned online education program and MFA program in Book Arts have distinguished us as leaders in the field. Whether you’re looking to study on campus or earn your degree online, we’re excited to welcome you to the SLIS network.  

University of Arizona, School of Information (iSchool)

As Arizona’s only iSchool, this is where we explore the intersections of people, data, and technology, empowering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive future through information. We are also home to the renowned Knowledge River program. Since its inception in 2001 by a committee of UA Faculty and professional librarians, the Knowledge River program (KR) has worked to recruit and promote Latino and Native American graduate students into the information profession and the field of librarianship in particular.

University of Maryland, College Park, Master of Library and Information Science

Explore Careers in Libraries, Archives, Museums, the Government, and More! The UMD Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program prepares students to support information institutions such as libraries, museums, and archives—and to innovate and advocate to meet the information needs of individuals and communities. Students in the MLIS program become experts in curation, digital asset management, information architecture, ethics, human rights, information policy, and youth learning.

University of Oklahoma – School of Library and Information Studies

The School of Library and Information Studies at OU was founded in 1929. Since this time, SLIS has continuously worked to provide excellence in education, preparing leaders for a diverse and changing society. SLIS programs are designed for both traditional students and for working adults, with online and on-campus options. 

University of Oklahoma School of Visual Arts

The OU School of Visual Arts at the University of Oklahoma cultivates a vibrant intellectual community that fosters the greatest possible excellence in the study of the visual arts, design, and art history.  We offer the BFA and MFA in Art and the BA, MA, and Ph.D. in Art History.  We strive for excellence in teaching, publishing, and creating art and design at the highest level.  The School prepares our students for success nationally and internationally as artists, designers, scholars, teachers, and influential patrons of all the arts. 

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