The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University will be permanently closed to the public as of February 27, 2017. The university is digitizing the museum’s holdings for research and can be viewed on our Collections page.

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Statement of Purpose

The Culinary Arts Museum at Johnson & Wales University is a teaching museum that preserves and interprets culinary and hospitality heritage, a major focus of the university, to encourage academic success and public enjoyment.

 

To deliver this mission at the highest level of quality, the museum will:

 

  • Apply its resources to meet the academic and professional needs of students, faculty, staff, alumni, and the community at-large.
  • Enrich academic programs with experiential and work-integrated learning opportunities that celebrate the museum's material culture through story-based exhibits and special events.
  • Use the teaching collection to encourage scholarship and offer programs that maximize student potential by embracing hands-on learning using a cross-disciplinary approach.
  • Utilize the strengths and innovations in the museum field to continuously improve and plan for a sustainable future; balance a cost-conscious approach with best museum practices in order to be good stewards of our resources.