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For University Students

Sheldon Museum of Art offers many opportunities for students across all disciplines to get involved, learn, and have fun.

Sheldon Student Advisory Board

The Student Sheldon Advisory Board (SSAB) serves as the student body voice for Sheldon Museum of Art. With opportunities for leadership, creative exploration, and community, members of SSAB collaborate with staff and peers to enhance student experiences at the museum.

Opportunities include:

  • Creating and implementing diverse student-driven programming
  • Recommending works of art for acquisition into the museum's permanent collection
  • Exploring global themes from current exhibitions, including 2019–2020 exhibition themes such as displacement and migration, identity, and representation in art
  • Finding new ways to connect art to our lives while at UNL and in the future
  • Serving as Sheldon’s ambassadors and sharing the museum's offerings to campus

Sheldon strives to bring together students with diverse perspectives from a variety of majors. Membership in SSAB is open to University of Nebraska-Lincoln undergraduate students and may especially appeal to those with interest in student leadership, community engagement, and creative expression. Previous experience with museums or art is not required.

Participation in the Sheldon Student Advisory Board is a serious commitment with awesome rewards. SSAB members meet twice a month, with meetings both in person and online. For more information and to get involved, please contact Jackie Spackman, assistant curator of engagement at or 402-472-2092.