Each quarter the museum enlists the services of senior undergraduate students from the Department of Design. They gain practical hands-on experience in the museum exhibition process including installation design, preparation and the handling of objects.
Concurrent with the museum’s exhibition openings and programming are lectures and in-gallery presentations by practitioners and researchers from the design profession and other related fields. The museum also hosts exhibition related events such as workshops for local school groups and joint ventures with the other areas of the university.
The museum encourages visits from school and student groups as well as other interested parties. These visits are typically associated with an exhibition and a related curriculum or project. Please contact the museum for further information.
Objects from the design collection are often used for hands-on study in the classroom as well as displayed in exhibitions. They illustrate technical and stylistic design concepts, and document the evolution of media, technique and cultural trends. The collection serves as a unique resource for both faculty and students majoring in Fashion and Textile Design, Visual Communications and Interior Design.