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About the Joseph Moore Museum

The Joseph Moore Museum inspires learners of all ages to connect with and appreciate nature, including the ancient world and its peoples, using a scientific lens.

We are an important resource for faculty and students on campus providing unique opportunities for hands on learning, research, and high-impact work experiences. Classes in biology, ancient and classical studies, museum studies, art, and languages all use the museum galleries and collections.

The Joseph Moore Museum is one of the largest employers on Earlham’s campus hiring 20-30 students each semester who help run all aspects of the museum. The JMM serves as an important training ground for future museum professionals by working closely with the Museum Studies Program. Students work in the collections, care for our live reptiles, design and lead many of our programs, and manage our marketing.

Our collections and research are possible because of the generosity of donors.

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