Johnson and Wales University - Culinary Arts Museum

315 Harborside Boulevard
Providence, RI 02905

401-598-2805

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.  

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