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Cultural Extension

The University of Delaware’s Museum Studies Program trains students through hands-on experiences in courses, service projects and internships. We are also committed to supporting the museum community of Delaware and the region, especially the...

It’s a law!

It all began as class project in the Intro to Museum Studies course. Even though the class ended in December 2016, the students were just getting started. After almost two years of meetings with politicians...

History Behind the Scenes

“How do you store and care for historical artifacts ranging from quilts to books? Is it ever OK to sell them off? Where do we find money to fund educational programming about the American...

“Parallel Visions, Parallel Lives”

Can art change lives? The Delaware Department of Correction certainly thinks so. And Museum Studies student Bridget Killian agrees. In 1979, the James T. Vaughn Male Correctional Center in Smyrna, Delaware has run a...

Edward Porter Alexander

The Edward Porter Alexander Fund

Dr. Edward Porter Alexander (January 11, 1907 – July 31, 2003) was an American historian, museum administrator, educator and author. He served for nearly 30 years as vice-president for interpretation at Colonial Williamsburg (1946–1972)...