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Museum of Education

The Museum of Education is located within the College of Education at the University of South Carolina. It serves as a “public square”—a venue for open discussion and the examination of educational issues.

This pedagogical space offers an opportunity to "creatively complicate" how research is disseminated and presented.

Opened to the public in 1977, the museum’s programs are oriented toward educators, students of various ages, and the general public.  Paramount to all of the museum’s programs, exhibitions, and initiatives are the ideals of social justice, integrity, intellectual spirit, and creativity. When patrons walk through the doors or visit our website, the Museum invites them to engage with important people, events, and ideas, and to consider how this information could make life better for their communities, for their students, and for themselves.

 

Museums as Venues for Social Change

It is with much enthusiasm that I share the 2018-2019 Exhibition & Programming Calendar for the Museum of Education. We are beginning a new chapter in the museum with the recent retirement of our valued previous director. I have assumed the leadership of the museum and begun the initial work of building on the incredible legacy left by the museum’s past visionary leaders.

In this new phase for the museum, we seek to build on the important principles of democratic education and critical dialogue that have guided the museum in the past. We will continue to stretch the museum’s topics, approach, partnerships, and programs to further explore the idea that museums are important venues to not only discuss social issues, but to create social change. We are developing many exciting initiatives, including facility enhancements, new partnerships, and the re-imagining of existing programs. The campus will see all of these initiatives develop and unfold in the coming years. It is our hope that this academic year will set the pace for an incredible intellectual journey to come!

Toby S. Jenkins, Ph.D.
Museum Director