Traveling Trunks: Grades K-12

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Bring the UM Museum to your classroom today!

The University of Mississippi Museum is proud to offer a free Traveling Trunk program that brings the art, history, and culture of the museum to your classroom or organization.

Our presenters will travel within a one-hour radius of Oxford to present the trunks, or teachers may check the trunks out themselves for up to two weeks of use. Each trunk provides lessons that meet current grade-specific standards, educational objects or images, and artistic materials to enrich classroom studies.

Trunk lessons will contain the following:

  1. A Thematic Introduction
  2. Materials and Instructions for a Visual Arts Component
  3. A Language Arts Component
  4. A Social Studies or History Component

Available Trunks:

African Art

Ancient Greece

Chinese Art

Faulkner’s Rowan Oak (high school)

Folk Art
Trunk made possible by the Mississippi Humanities Council

Lowcountry Basket Weaving
Trunk made possible by the Mississippi Arts Commission 

Native Americans of Mississippi

Theora Hamblett

Walter Anderson

Click here to learn about our Traveling Trunk policies.

To get started, complete a trunk request form today!

Trunk Request


Questions? Contact the Curator of Education, Stacy Bell, at 662-915-7205 or

Traveling Trunks

The University Museum Education Department offers Traveling Trunks as an outreach program. Each Trunk contains materials for an educational presentation that can be conducted by one of our Museum Educators or checked out on loan from the museum. In the trunks you will find all of the reading materials needed for an exciting classroom presentation, artifacts on the subject, and all of the supplies needed for your classes’ art project.

To reserve a Traveling Trunk or to request a presentation please contact
Sarah Story at 662915-7205 or email

Click here to read the Traveling Trunk policies.

Trunks available for Checkout or Presentation:

Folk Art
An examination of the history of folk art using examples from the University Museum’s collection.

Greek and Roman Art
A historical evaluation of the Greek and Roman art and artifacts in the David Robinson Collection at the University Museum.

Theora Hamblett
An interesting look into the life and art of Theora Hamblett.

African Art
Learn about african masks and make your own!

Walter Anderson
A survey of the art and life of Walter Anderson.