The McClung Museum houses more than 27,000 arts and culture objects from around the world with particular strengths in the areas of natural history prints and maps, ancient Roman artifacts, American and European decorative arts, Chinese art, travel photography, Native American art and material culture, and local history.
The main goals of the Arts & Culture Collections are to contribute in a deep and meaningful way to teaching and collaborative programming on our campus, to acquire objects that fill exhibition needs, to contribute to collaborative community programming taking place at our museum, and to exhibit and teach with collections representing our collections, and particularly the non-Euro-American world, as the only museum of world cultures in our region.
Arts & Culture Collections Database
The museum is currently digitizing its Arts & Culture Collections. Search a small percentage of the Arts & Culture Collections online.
Researching the Collections
Learn more about conducting research within the Arts & Culture Collections.
Using Collections in Your University Coursework
We welcome professors to contact the museum about using the Arts & Culture Collections for teaching and learning opportunities in our Object Study Room or the galleries.
Loans of McClung Museum objects are only made to museums, universities, departments, or other organizations with the director’s approval. Learn more about Loan Requests.
The museum occasionally accepts donations of objects that relate to the museum’s mission and complement existing collections. Learn more about Donating Objects.
Arts & Culture Curator Cat Shteynberg is happy to assist with helping you identify your object in her areas of expertise. Learn more about Object Identifications.
Student and Volunteer Opportunities
The museum occasionally has internship, graduate assistant, and volunteer opportunities available, which are listed on our website. Learn more about Working at the Museum.