Education


The Gregg Museum offers educational opportunities for NC State and the surrounding community, including internships and collaborations with faculty. Using the museum’s rotating exhibitions as well as its permanent collections, the Gregg offers both faculty and students opportunities to supplement regular classroom teaching, as well as independent research.

Area K-12 teachers are also invited to make use of the museum resources for classroom visits, virtual programming and more.


Guided tours, collaborative partnerships, special workshops, internships, and access to collection objects are only some of the many possible options that can be arranged by contacting Zoe Starling, Curator of Education.

Faculty

The Gregg Museum believes in making art accessible. We want it to be an extension of your classroom, a way for students to experience objects related to your curriculum. 

Exhibitions

The Gregg’s staff can arrange tours of our exhibitions for your class. To schedule a tour or arrange a class visit to the Gregg’s current exhibitions, please complete the tour request form. If you have questions about the Gregg’s educational programs, please contact Christina Marchington, Education Program Assistant.

Programs

Our educational programs encourage critical thinking, writing and research, and the publications that accompany each exhibition leave written and visual documentation for future study. You and your students can also meet guest artists, curators, distinguished visiting scholars and members of the arts community. Events include lectures, films and informal discussions that focus on the Gregg Museum’s permanent collection and current exhibitions. Please note that these events are popular, so it’s best to arrive early.

Collection

The collection houses more than 35,000 objects, including textiles, ceramics, furniture, industrial design objects, jewelry, sculpture, outside/visionary art, folk art, photography, works on paper and examples of fine craft. Search our online catalog to see what objects might enhance your classes. To learn more about how to use the collection, contact Christina Marchington. To arrange a class visit to the collection, contact Mary Hauser, Registrar.

Students

Visit the Gregg

Explore art, bring friends and family, picnic on the grounds, attend our wide range of programs, or use the museum as a quiet place to study. This is your museum to enjoy.

Use the collection

Search the collection online, request a research visit for a class project or a particular area of interest, or encourage your professor to use the collection to supplement their class curriculum.

Become a Gregg intern

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Interested in seeing what it’s like to work at a museum? Consider becoming an intern at the Gregg. You’ll use your talents and interests to gain real-world experience at a collecting and exhibiting museum. Currently internships are available in collections management and registration. Click here for more information.

To discuss internship opportunities, please contact your academic advisor or Jordan Brothers Cao, Assistant Registrar.

Who can be a Gregg intern? Internships are open to:

  • NC State students from all academic levels and disciplines
  • Students from other universities with an interest in museums

Priority for internship placement is given to NC State students and then to students from other colleges and universities. The number of interns accepted each semester is determined by the museum’s current needs.

What kind of projects will I work on?

Collections Internships. Interns in the collections department work with art and artifacts in the collection at the direction of the registration staff.

Typical tasks include helping the staff complete the following:
  • Cataloging incoming gifts
  • Assisting with object photography and documentation
  • Care of collections, including storage and condition reports
  • Assisting with exhibition preparation, installation, and deinstallation
  • Assisting staff with object handling to facilitate classes and collection access
  • Researching objects in the collection
  • Administrative tasks including filing, database entry, and digital file organization
Are internships paid?

No, internships are unpaid. You may be able to receive class credit for your internship, so talk with your advisor to find out more information.

How do I apply?

Send a cover letter and resume to Jordan Brothers Cao.
More information on application requirements can be found here.

The application period for Fall 2021 is now closed. Please check back again for information about Spring 2022 opportunities.