IU Faculty Resources

Tours for IU classes
Our exhibits lend themselves to a wide variety of discussions. You are welcome to bring your class for a self-guided tour or arrange for a guided tour. We currently conduct tours for International Studies, Geography, Folklore and Ethnomusicology, School of Education, Anthropology, Arts Administration, and many other departments. If you have never brought a class to the Mathers Museum we encourage you to contact Sarah Hatcher (sahatche@indiana.edu), Head of Programs and Education, to discuss the best way we can help you. If you'd like to schedule a tour, please contact us at least two weeks in advance using the online Tour Request Form. If you wish to bring your class during the first two weeks of the semester you are encouraged to schedule the tour at least one month in advance.

DeVault Teaching Gallery
The DeVault Teaching Gallery is an experimental and flexible teaching space within the Mathers Museum of World Cultures. This space allows for the short-term use of artifacts for instruction, inspiration, and experimentation, and is designed for the exploration of objects in adventuresome yet secure ways.

Research/Study Projects Utilizing Museum Collections
Faculty encouraged to contact Ellen Sieber (esieber@indiana.edu), Curator of Collections, to review the Museum's collections for possible research/study projects. The Curator will work with faculty to develop programs to meet their needs.

Museum Anthropology Review
Museum Anthropology Review (MAR) is an open access journal whose purpose is the wide dissemination of articles, reviews, essays, obituaries and other content advancing the field of material culture and museum studies, broadly conceived. MAR is published by the Mathers Museum of World Cultures, and edited by Jason Baird Jackson.

The Mathers Museum of World Cultures is currently hosting an Indiana University IQ-Wall, developed by the UITS Advanced Visualization Lab to promote innovative research and education using information-rich, ultra-resolution displays. The installation in the Mathers Museum of World Cultures is a collaborative effort of the Mathers Museum of World Cultures and the Advanced Visualization Lab, with assistance from the IU Libraries. The Advanced Visualization Lab at IU is a unit of the Research Technologies division of UITS; Research Technologies is a Pervasive Technology Institute Cyberinfrastructure and Service Center. Available for use by IU faculty, students, and staff, the IQ-Wall consists of 12 high-resolution monitors with a total of 12.5 million pixels. The device is managed via a Windows 7 computer, and has an ease of operation comparable to most desktops and laptops. More information on the device, its uses, and scheduling is available at MMWC IQ-Wall.

IUScholarWorks Repository
For "green" open access circulation of museum-related publications. the MMWC uses Indiana University Bloomington's IUScholarWorks Repository. You can find MMWC in IUScholarWorks Repository at https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/15356.

Other Services
If you have a question or need something beyond what you see listed, please email us at mathers@indiana.edu.