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The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum | Hollins University

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum


The Eleanor D. Wilson Museum is committed to educational programming that enriches both Hollins and the greater Roanoke community. Since opening in the fall of 2004, the museum has numerous exhibitions with supplementary programs including tours, lectures, workshops, gallery talks, and classroom instruction. The museum enriches the university's curricular offerings by offering internships, volunteer opportunities, and courses on museum management to promote cross-disciplinary learning and visual literacy.

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum internship program

College students and young professionals can gain practical work experience as Museum interns as part of our internship program aimed at college juniors and seniors, recent graduates, graduate students, and beginning museum professionals. The Internship Program gives interns in-depth exposure to the workings of different departments; theoretical training in museum practices, and acquaints them with the role of museums in our society. Working under the supervision of one of the Museum's professional staff, interns contribute to timely projects, gain insight into the functions of individual departments, and learn about the Museum's various collections, exhibitions, and programs for visitors. Internship projects are based on Museum needs and requirements and are assigned to interns with the appropriate skills and interests.

An internship flyer is available for download.

Volunteer opportunities

Eleanor D. Wilson Museum volunteers have the opportunity to gain exposure to the inner workings of an art museum and contribute valuable visitor services to a nonprofit institution.

Qualified candidates should possess a love and appreciation of art, a flexible attitude for dealing effectively with the public, basic computer skills — including familiarity with the Internet — and an understanding that reliability is critical.

For more information on ways to become involved as an intern or volunteer, please e-mail Laura Jane Ramsburg, assistant director at:


Hollins University
Eleanor D. Wilson Museum at Hollins University
Box 9679 : 8009 Fishburn Drive : Roanoke, VA 24020
(540) 362-6532 •
Tues-Sun: 12-5 pm
Thurs: 12-8 pm
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