IU Museum

Experience "The Glory of Old IU" in a whole new way

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A museum chronicling and showcasing Indiana University’s history is being developed on the Bloomington campus.

The Museum of Indiana University is a place for our present community to explore our past and imagine our future. Lined with engaging exhibitions of IU's past and present, interactive technologies that bring objects and stories to life, and curated gallery shows, the Museum tells IU's story through the people, places, events, and objects that have built Indiana University into a renowned institution of higher education.

Inspired By Our Past

The Museum, inspired by the First University Building, includes 9 galleries, a multi-purpose auditorium, and learning spaces for visitors.

Something Bigger Than Yourself

Visitors will feel that they are part of the remarkable story of Indiana Univrsity—200 years in the making.

Bridging the Visibility Gap

Multimedia experiences include new voices and perspectives from significant, but often unknown, IU people and events.
This museum will draw from the existing archival holdings of papers, objects, and collections from nearly 200 years of history. It will collaborate with other museums and galleries on all IU campuses to serve as an informational hub for IU and a prime center for visitors, students, parents, and new members of our community. Museum visitors will experience IU like they never have before.