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Academic Collaboratives at WAM

The Worcester Art Museum's rich collection, extensive library, and specialist staff are a valuable resource for the twelve partners of the Higher Education Consortium of Central Massachusetts. Researchers and students make extensive use of the Museum for work in arts, humanities, and sciences. This page links to some samples of online collaborations from recent years.

Evaluating Visitor Response to [remastered]
A team of WPI students documents how visitors respond to WAM's innovative redisplay of Old Master paintings.

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Archaeological Institute of America (AIA)
The collaboration between the Worcester Art Museum and the AIA focuses on our shared missions of education and preservation. The AIA promotes archaeological inquiry and public understanding of the material record of the human past to foster an appreciation of diverse cultures and our shared humanity. WAM periodically hosts AIA lectures in partnership with local universities and faculty. To connect with the AIA Worcester Chapter please contact Dr. Barbara A Beall-Fofana at

Art and Church 1900

Art and Church 1900
Holy Cross seniors, collaborating with faculty in Art History, document the founding years of Worcester's Art Museum and Central Congregational Church.

Counter-Reformation Artistic Ideals

Counter-Reformation Artistic Ideals
A discussion of the expression of Counter-Reformation ideals in selected paintings at the WAM. Virginia C. Raguin, College of the Holy Cross

ARTful Bodies

ARTful Bodies
A multimedia virtual tour of the collection by students from the College of the Holy Cross and Worcester South High.

Physics at WAM

Physics at WAM
A team of Worcester State University scientists examine a selection of artworks using the tools and techniques of physics.

Higgins Virtual Armory

The Virtual Armory
Students from Worcester Polytechnic Institute apply modern technologies to bring life to the arms and armor of the Higgins Armory Collection.


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