Schedule a Visit

University Faculty

The Longyear Museum of Anthropology is dedicated to developing exhibitions that fulfill curricular needs for diverse academic departments and programs. Faculty may arrange class visits to current exhibitions, which can include tours, discussions, and activities led by museum staff. 

Faculty are encouraged to incorporate museum objects into their teaching. This may include class visits to view selections from the collection relating to specific regions or themes (ex: Yoruba religious traditions, commodification of culture, comparative food production and consumption). Faculty may also arrange to have assignments based off of museum objects (ex: looking exercises, in-depth research projects, mini-exhibitions), for which museum staff can assist students with access to the collection. Courses may also be involved in the planning, design, and interpretation for gallery exhibitions. 

Please contact Kaytlynn Lynch, Curator, to explore possibilities for teaching with exhibitions and collections in your course.

PreK-12 Educators and Community Learners

The LMA invites schools and community groups to learn from our collection, whether in our museum or your school. Teachers and curators can craft itineraries that complement the New York State standards in constructive, collaborative ways.

For more information, Please contact Njeri Jennings, Assistant Educator.

Get Involved

Colgate University Students

Students can become involved with the Longyear Museum of Anthropology as gallery attendants, interns, and assistants. Students may gain experience in all aspects of museum work, including collections management, curatorial practice, exhibition design/installation, education, communications, and administration. For more information about these opportunities, please contact the museum at 315-228-6303.

Community Learners

Our docents are making the most of learning through teaching. They enjoy highly gratifying volunteer work involving planning and facilitating school and community visits. Our docent team is open to all community members. Initial, intensive training occurs in the fall semester; regular meetings continue through the year. For more information, Please contact Njeri Jennings, Assistant Educator.

Schedule a Visit

University Faculty

The Picker Art Gallery is committed to developing exhibitions that fulfill the curricular needs of diverse academic departments and programs. Faculty members may arrange class visits to current exhibitions, which can include tours, discussions, and activities led by museum staff.

Faculty are encouraged to incorporate museum objects into their teaching. This may include class visits to view selections from the permanent collection relating to specific course themes or topics (e.g. intersections between literature and art, neuroaesthetics, museum studies, world history and politics). Staff is also available to help arrange access to the collection for assignments involving museum objects (e.g. looking exercises, in-depth research projects, mini-exhibitions). Our study room, Dana 305, accommodates up to 25 people and is equipped with a range of digital technology for classroom instruction and activities.

Please contact Nicholas West, Curator of Collections, to explore possibilities for teaching with exhibitions and collections in your course.

PreK-12 Educators and Community Learners

The Picker Art Gallery invites schools and community groups to learn from our exhibitions and collection, whether in our museum or at your school. Teachers and curators can craft itineraries that complement the New York State standards in constructive, collaborative ways.

Please contact Njeri Jennings, Assistant Educator, to schedule a tour.

Get Involved

Colgate University Students

Students can become involved with the Picker Art Gallery as gallery attendants, interns, and assistants where they can gain valuable experience in all aspects of museum work, including collections management, curatorial practice, exhibition design/installation, education, communications, and administration. For more information about these opportunities, please contact the gallery at 315-228-6303.

Community Learners

Our docents are making the most of learning through teaching. They enjoy highly gratifying volunteer work involving planning and facilitating school and community visits. Our docent team is open to all community members. Initial, intensive training occurs in the fall semester; regular meetings continue through the year. For more information, Please contact Njeri Jennings, Assistant Educator.