Street Address
1000 Faner Drive
Mail Code 4508
Carbondale, IL 62901
Mailing Address
Carbondale, IL 62901
phone: 618-453-5388
e-mail: museum@siu.edu
web: www.museum.siu.edu
Hours
Tuesday - Friday10 AM - 4 AM
Saturday1 PM - 4 PM
Admissions
Free.
Museum Type(s)
Services
Gift Shop
Group Tours
Staff
Dona Bachman, Director, Museum & Museum Studies Program
phone: 618-453-5388
Lorilee Huffman, Curator
phone: 618-453-5388
Robert DeHoet, Education Program Director
phone: 618-453-5388
Nate Steinbrink, Curator of Exhibits
phone: 618-453-5388

Description

The University Museum offers over 30 exhibitions each year in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Mission

The University Museum serves Southern Illinois University Carbondale and its many constituencies, near and far, as a steward of the past and a gateway to the future. We collect, preserve, research, display and educate using a diverse and engaging range of artifacts and objects and educational methods. The Museum illuminates the local and world connections behind the arts, humanities, and sciences. As a teaching museum, we offer hands-on opportunities in progressive museum practices and provide leadership to museums across the region.

History

The Museum opened its doors in 1874. Beginning as a Natural History Museum, it has evolved into a general museum featuring the arts, humanities and sciences.

Artifacts Collections

=Arts/Decorative Arts: 10,000 objects Humanities: 30,000 Science (geology): 30,000

Educational Programs

Exhibitions, educational programming related to exhibitions, children's workshops, public receptions, gallery talks are all free.

    Facilities

    Auditoriums

    Performance Areas

    Governance

    Southern Illinois University Carbondale, State of Illinois

    Library

    Access: Students, Scholars, Members

    Appointment required: Yes

    Publications

    Newsletter- twice yearly. Spring issue contains annual report for previous year.

      ADA

      Wheelchair Accessible

      Services

      Gift Shop

      Group Tours