The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art (RAFFMA) at Cal State San Bernardino is presenting a new series of workshops entitled “Know Your Museum Career Options Before Graduating.”

Workshops are scheduled for noon on Oct. 4, Oct. 18, Nov. 15, Jan. 24 and Feb. 14 at the museum.

“Know Your Museum Career Options Before Graduating” will enable all majors — mainly art, history, anthropology, archaeology and museum studies — to engage with professionals, ask questions, and perform hands-on activities. Students will develop professionally to become well-rounded and well-guided to pursue their careers by interning, starting entry-level museum positions or continuing their education.

Workshop attendees will learn about conservation, exhibition design in a museum or gallery, curation of both collections and exhibitions, and education in museums. Museum professionals from The Broad, the Bowers Museum, the Palm Springs Art Museum and more will be present to share their past education and experiences and to answer questions.

Additionally, RAFFMA staff will hold small workshops to introduce attendees to general museum operations, including handling objects, exhibition planning and design, curations, research and reservation of collections, and archiving.

Speakers will include Peter Frank, an independent curator and art critic; Sheryl Nakano, owner of Nakano Logistics; Melissa Mariano, conservator for Nakano Logistics; Daniell Cornell, director of art at the Palm Springs Art Museum; Lorraine Cleary Dale, director of education at the Armory Center for the arts; Lauren Girard, director of marketing and communications at The Broad; Victoria Gerard, curator of collections and special exhibitions at The Bowers; and Emily Mahon, senior curator of education at The Bowers.

This program is generously supported by Student Success Initiative fees and Intellectual Life Fund. Attendance is free and open to all.


The Robert and Frances Fullerton Museum of Art is a nationally recognized museum accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. The only accredited art museum in San Bernardino, RAFFMA has accumulated a permanent collection of nearly 1,200 objects focusing on Egyptian antiquities, ceramics and contemporary art. Located at Cal State San Bernardino, RAFFMA houses the largest permanent and public display of Egyptian art in Southern California.

General admission to the museum is free. Suggested donation is $3. Parking at Cal State San Bernardino is $6 per vehicle and $3 on weekends.

The museum is open Monday–Wednesday and Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday noon-8 p.m. and closed Friday and Sunday. For more information, call (909) 537-7373 or visit the RAFFMA website.

For more information on Cal State San Bernardino, contact the university’s Office of Strategic Communication at (909) 537-5007 and visit