Explore the University Museums through eMuseum! This educational tool was created to support students and faculty in their quest for knowledge by providing access to search the permanent collection. The University Museums' permanent collection at Iowa State University includes more than 30,000 objects with significant collections in the areas of the Decorative Arts, the art of Christian Petersen, Public Art, and Iowa Artists. Up to now only a portion of the museum's permanent collection has been available to view online. The eMuseum tool will allow you to now fully explore the collection, whether currently on view or in storage, by putting all of the permanent collection online.
The University Museums at Iowa State began in 1975 and currently consists of the Anderson Sculpture Garden, Art on Campus Collection, Brunnier Art Museum, Christian Petersen Art Museum, and Farm House Museum. Since 1975 a variety of Museum staff members, interns and volunteers have worked to describe and find background information on the objects in the collection. We continue to update our records, take photographs, and add more detailed descriptions. Our goal through eMuseum is to create vital partnerships within Iowa State University and to enhance higher education by exploring creative interactions in the arts, sciences and technology.
This is an ongoing project so please check back for new research, updated information and photographs, and new acquisitions. The objects listed here represent a majority of the University Museums' collection. While we are committed to make the entire collection accessible via the internet, museum staff recognizes that some information may not be accurate and up-to-date. If you have information relevant to any of the objects you find on our site, we would be grateful to know about it. Please direct any inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Funding for the University eMuseum project has been generously provided by Carole Horowitz, Kathy and John Howell, IBM, Al and Ann Jennings and a TechStarter Grant through IT Services at Iowa State University.