Profile of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design at NC State Univ. in Raleigh, NC

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Established:

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina  was established during the 1970s.

The Museum maintains a permanent collection of "textiles (including garments), ceramics, outsider/folk art, paintings, photography, sculpture, architectural drawings, archaeological artifacts, ethnographic materials and modern furniture."

History:

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design at North Carolina State University began in the early 1970s with an acquisition of art to reflect the curricula of the university.


Known as the Visual Arts Program, it became the Visual Arts Center in 1992 with a collection numbering 5,000 objects.

In 2006, the museum was renamed after its key sponsors, John and Nancy Gregg. Currently the collection includes over 30,000 objects and receives 65,000 visitors annually.

The Gregg Museum is expected to move to its newly renovated site in early 2016.

According to their website: "The Gregg was open on the second floor of Talley Student Center until May 2013, when it closed in anticipation of moving to its permanent home at the site of the historic chancellor's residence at 1903 Hillsborough Street in Raleigh. Once the Gregg Museum Campaign reaches its private fund-raising goal of $3.9 million (out of a total project cost of $9.1 million), construction and renovation will begin. The Gregg will open approximately 18 months after the start of construction."

Mission: 


According to their website, the Museum's mission is:

"As part of a research-extensive land-grant university, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design inspires creativity, innovation, and the expression of ideas.

The Gregg Museum makes its collections and activities freely accessible to the university, community, and to the public."

"In fulfilling its mission, the Gregg Museum:
  • Acquires and preserves a collection relevant to the university and the state;
  • Encourages the use of the collection for teaching, learning, research and enjoyment.
  • Illuminates the human experience through thought-provoking exhibitions and publications; and
  • Facilitates critical and creative thinking, lifelong learning, and a passion for discovery through instruction and programs."

Location:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design is located at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina. In 2016, it will reopen at its newly renovated site.

Please refer to the Museum's website for a map and specific driving directions.

Museum's Conservation Department:


The Museum requires the services of art conservators who are trained to research, restore, and conserve the works of art in its collection for future generations.

To learn more about the highly specialized field of art conservation, read interviews with art conservators.

Famed Artworks in Collection:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design's collection includes work by artists such as Wade Hampton Martin, Eleanor Vance, and Chris Hondros.

Noteworthy Facts

Employment Information:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design posts employment opportunities on its website, which may become available in the various museum departments such as administrative, educational, curatorial, marketing, sales, security, and visitor services.

How to Apply for a Job:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design posts jobs on the University's website when positions become available. Please check out the Museum's website for further information on how to apply for a job.

To learn more about how to successfully apply for a job and how to write effective resumes and cover letters, please go to Job Search at About.com.

Museum's Contact Info:


The Gregg Museum of Art & Design,516 Brickhaven Drive, Suite 200, Raleigh, NC. Tel: (919) 515-3503.

E-mail gregg@ncsu.edu

Gregg Museum of Art & Design's website

Museum Hours:
Please Note: Currently, the collection is in storage until early 2016, when the renovated site opens.
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