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Fleming Museum -
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Active Learning & Research

The Fleming Museum is a place of active learning for faculty and students at the University of Vermont and area colleges. The Museum's diverse collections and exhibitions provide primary source materials for many fields of study, and challenge students to think critically and creatively in a dynamic learning environment.

Bernd Heinrich Teaching

These are some ways that faculty and students use the Museum:

  • Literature students discover visual parallels to the poetry and prose of Whitman and Thoreau in 19th-c. American landscapes
  • Medical students study portraits to sharpen skills in observation and description
  • Education students gain new knowledge about integrating the arts in a multicultural curriculum
  • Classics students explore the development of writing by looking at cuneiform and hieroglyphic inscriptions
  • History students re-examine assumptions about Native American cultures

There are several ways that faculty can use Fleming resources in their teaching:

Professor-led Class Visits

Please schedule the date and time of your class visit to ensure that your teaching is not disrupted by another group in the gallery. Please review the Guidelines for Visiting the Museum with your students before your visit.

Download Academic Tour Request Form

Guided Class Visits

Museum staff can also design tours that connect to your specific curriculum and learning objectives. For assistance with a guided class visit to the galleries, please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Download Academic Tour Request Form

Viewing Objects from Storage

Faculty may arrange to view works from storage with classes in the Museum's Seminar Room (up to 20 students). Students may also request to view objects for their studies. If you would like assistance identifying objects in the collection that are relevant to your class topic, make a note on the request form. Please make your request at least two weeks in advance.

Download Academic Tour Request Form

Student Assignments

Faculty in many disciplines such as education, history, and environmental studies, as well as art, regularly design course assignments using works in the galleries. Please be aware that objects on view may change throughout the year, so you may want to check the galleries before assigning work on a particular object. Please review the Guidelines for Visiting the Museum with your students before coming to the Museum.

Student Research

Students who want access to Museum records to research a particular work in the collection must make an appointment in advance. Since it is not always possible to access records on short notice, students should plan ahead when making this request.
Contact:
Margaret Tamulonis
 
Manager of Collections and Exhibitions
Margaret.Tamulonis@uvm.edu

Using Images of the Collection

Digital images of some objects in the Museum collection are available for use in courses, although restrictions are applied to their use.
Contact:
Margaret Tamulonis
 
Manager of Collections and Exhibitions
Margaret.Tamulonis@uvm.edu

Exhibitions

We encourage faculty to submit proposals to guest-curate exhibitions that highlight themes and issues relating to their scholarship. Exhibitions are generally planned two years in advance.
Contact:
Margaret Tamulonis
 
Manager of Collections and Exhibitions
Margaret.Tamulonis@uvm.edu

Undergraduate Courses

The Fleming offers opportunities for experiential learning through courses taught at the Museum. We welcome proposals from faculty in art and other departments to design seminar courses that use the Museum collections.
Contact:
Margaret Tamulonis
 
Manager of Collections and Exhibitions
Margaret.Tamulonis@uvm.edu

Internship and Work-Study Opportunities

Students get involved in a variety of ways with the Museum's mission of service and learning. Internships and independent research projects are available for advanced students at UVM and local colleges. Work-study students hold positions as gallery attendants, store clerks, and office and education assistants at the Museum.
Contact:
Jennifer Vanslette
 
Work-study Coordinator
jennifer.vanslette@uvm.edu

Download Internship Application

Academic Membership Program for Vermont Colleges

The Academic Membership Program offers new opportunities for area colleges to enhance academic and student life by making the Fleming's diverse exhibitions, programs, and events more accessible. Membership provides free admission to the Fleming Museum for the students, faculty, and staff of an academic institution. To learn more about the benefits of an academic membership and how to participate.

Colleges with Academic Memberships to the Fleming Museum currently include: UVM, Champlain College, and Community College of Vermont.

Contact:
Christina Fearon
 
Curator of Education and Public Programs
Christina.Fearon@uvm.edu

Fee Schedule
Professor-led Visit:
UVM - No charge with college ID
 
Academic Members - No charge with college ID
Non-member Institution - $3 students, $5 adults

Guided Class Visit:
UVM - No charge with college ID
 
Academic Members - No charge with college ID
Non-member Inst. - $5 per person, $25 minimum

View Stored Object:
UVM - No charge with college ID
 
Academic Members - $5 per person, $25 min.
Non-member Inst. - $5 per person, $25 min.
Guidelines for Visiting the Museum
  • Photography in the Museum is not permitted, except by prior written permission.
  • Only pencils may be used in the galleries; pens and other writing or art materials are not allowed.
  • Leave backpacks, large bags, and umbrellas in the coatroom before entering the Museum.
  • Do not bring food or drink into the galleries.
  • Do not touch the art.
  • Turn off your cell phones.
  • Respect any suggestions student gallery attendants may make to ensure the safety of the objects on display.