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What is Nasher MUSE?

Nasher MUSE members at the Spirit in the Land opening event
Nasher MUSE members at the Spirit in the Land opening event

Nasher MUSE (Museum Undergraduate Student Exec) serves as the museum’s undergraduate student voice of and for the Nasher Museum. As a bridge between the widely diverse student body and the museum, MUSE fosters student ownership of the museum, advises museum staff on effective ways to engage the Duke undergrads, and is proactive in promoting the museum throughout the Duke and Durham communities. MUSE organizes student-centered events including the Annual Study Hall and Student Nights at the Nasher.
Here’s what to look forward to for the 2024-2025 school year:

Connect with MUSE on Instagram @duke_muse

Join MUSE!

MUSE is a paid 2-4 hour per week ($17.50/hr) commitment during the academic year. Attendance at all biweekly meetings is required. The time commitment includes group meetings, outreach to university and community organizations, meetings with museum staff, representing MUSE at Nasher and Duke events, and facilitating MUSE-organized events at the museum. The program does not meet during reading period and finals, or during breaks.

Membership in MUSE is open, by application, to Duke undergraduate students of all majors.

MUSE members should be:

  • Curious and enthusiastic about art and museums.
  • Excited about establishing the museum as a place of belonging for all students.
  • Committed to being a part of the group and highly reliable and communicative.
  • Able to commit to at least one year of membership in MUSE and hopefully more.

Apply online!

Applications are due on Sunday, September 15 at 11:59 PM


If you have any questions or would like to discuss being a part of Nasher MUSE, please email Gabrielle Tenedero, Museum Educator for Student Engagement, at


Nasher MUSE is generously supported by The Sahm Family Foundation.

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