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For University Faculty

With holdings of nearly 12,000 objects—paintings, photographs, sculpture, works on paper—Sheldon actively cooperates with academic departments and faculty members of all disciplines to connect its collections, exhibitions, and programs with their curricula.

Schedule a tour

Guided tours and student assignments may be arranged for college-level classes at least two weeks in advance. Tours may include a general introduction to the museum and its exhibitions or a visit tailored to specific class themes, objectives, or readings.

For more information or to arrange a tour, contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at

Explore our objects

To access selected works in our collection that complement the learning objectives of college-level research and courses, contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at or 402-472-3541.

Visit our library

Sheldon’s extensive library of exhibition catalogues, artist monographs, and art-related reference materials is accessible to faculty and students. This non-circulating library is also open to the public by appointment. For more information, contact Monica Babcock, associate to the director and administrative project manager, at or 402-472-2463, or check in at the visitor services desk for access.

Organize an exhibition

Sheldon’s Focus Gallery is a small, flexible space in which faculty and their students may curate course-related exhibitions of objects from the Sheldon collection. Working in collaboration with museum staff, students research works, design an installation, and create interpretive materials and programs. For more about curatorial opportunities at Sheldon, contact Erin Hanas, curator of academic engagement, at or 402-472-3541.