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UT Students in Dec Arts Gallery


Academic Programs at the McClung Museum

At the Hub of Art, Science, and the Humanities

With a diverse collection of approximately 26,000 visual culture objects and natural history specimens that number into the millions, the McClung Museum offers engaging opportunities for research and object-based teaching that enrich the learning environment at the University of Tennessee. Discussion-based class sessions using objects in the collection provoke questions and stimulate lively explorations of ideas, concepts, and methodologies. Objects invite reflection and reconsideration of both the content of courses and the frameworks of disciplines. They inspire critical thinking and cultural awareness.

Schedule a Class Visit


Instructor and student engagement with the museum can take many forms, from a one-time visit, to object-based assignments, to ongoing collaborations.

Learn more about Class Visits Schedule a Class Visit Form



Visit the Object Study Room


The Object Study Room provides access to objects from the museum’s extensive collections storage for study by university faculty and students.

Visit the Object Study Room



Arrange a Research Visit

Student Researcher

The extensive scientific research collections, as well as our vast collections of material culture objects, are accessible at the museum.

Arrange a Research Visit



Faculty Advisory Board

Tim Hulsey and Lindsey Waugh

Members of the Academic Programs Faculty Advisory Board help guide and assess current activities and future directions for academic programs and the museum’s overall integration into UT’s rich academic life.

Learn more about the Faculty Advisory Board


Explore the Collections


Like most museums, the McClung can only display a small fraction of its collections in our galleries. Explore the vast holdings of the museum.

Explore the Collections




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