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Museums10 is a collaboration of seven campus and three campus-affiliated museums that work together to celebrate the collections and promote the programs of its member museums to local, regional and national visitors. Museums10 is facilitated by Five Colleges, which provides major administrative support for the partnership.


Our Museums


Beneski Museum of Natural History

The Beneski Museum of Natural History is one of New England’s largest natural history museums, featuring three floors of exhibits with more than 1,700 specimens on display.

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Emily Dickinson Museum

The Emily Dickinson Museum comprises two historic houses in the center of Amherst, Massachusetts associated with the poet Emily Dickinson and members of her family during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

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The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art

Co-founded by Eric and Barbara Carle in 2002, The Carle, as it’s known, is the international champion of picture book art, housing a rich and deep collection of art, illuminating its collection through exhibitions, education, programming, and art-making.


Hampshire College Art Gallery

The Hampshire College Art Gallery is an exhibition space for visual arts, installations, performances and video presentations.


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Historic Deerfield

Historic Deerfield Inc., founded in 1952, is an outdoor museum that interprets the history and culture of early New England and the Connecticut River Valley. 


Mead Art Museum

The Mead Art Museum houses the art collection of Amherst College, spanning 5,000 years and encompassing the creative achievements of many world cultures.


Mount Holyoke College Art Museum

The encyclopedic permanent collection contains 24,000 objects that are used extensively by faculty and integrated into the college’s liberal arts curriculum.

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Smith College Museum of Art

The institution is widely known for its collection of American and European art of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

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University Museum of Contemporary Art

The teaching museum of the University of Massachusetts Amherst maintains a permanent collection of approximately 3,000 works on paper.

Yiddish A Global Culture Opening

The Yiddish Book Center

Celebrating Yiddish through educational programs, lectures, performances, and our groundbreaking exhibition, Yiddish: A Global Culture which tells the extraordinary story of modern Yiddish culture through hundreds of objects and personal stories.

M10 Summits

Virtual keynote with Christy Coleman, Executive Director at Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and former CEO of the American Civil War Museum.

Swarupa Anila, the director of interpretive engagement at the Detroit Institute of Arts, presented a keynote address.

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Keynote by museum educators Keonna Hendrick and Marit Dewhurst.

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Keynote speaker, Mike Murawski, Director of Education & Public Programs at the Portland Art Museum.

Collections Database

The Five Colleges and the Historic Deerfield Museum Consortium Collections Database is a searchable database containing information about catalogued objects from the collections of seven museums in western Massachusetts: the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, the Hampshire College Art Gallery, Historic Deerfield, the Mount Holyoke College Art Museum, the Joseph Allen Skinner Museum of Mount Holyoke College, the Smith College Museum of Art, and the University Museum of Contemporary Art at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.


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Kevin Kennedy

Director of Strategic Engagement
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Annie Croteau

Strategic Engagement Manager