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About the Museum

Our Mission
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As a teaching museum, Denison Museum engages in and supports learning and inquiry in the liberal arts. As a teaching museum that aims to serve all divisions of the college, the Denison Museum collection includes cultural heritage, historical, scientific, and artistic objects. With its broad range of objects, the Museum is in a unique position to contribute to every division of the college by aiding in the integration of object­-based learning into the Denison curriculum.

The Denison Museum is committed to the transformative power of liberal arts learning. The Museum strives to provide inclusive and interdisciplinary learning experiences that reach all students and faculty.

The Denison Museum strives to actively participate in the intellectual life of the university to enhance the teaching and learning of the Denison community and to develop collections in accordance with the best museum practices, focusing on work that directly supports the university’s teaching and scholarly missions.