As of February 27, 2017, the museum is permanently closed to the public. The university is digitizing the museum’s holdings for research and can be viewed on our Collections page.
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.
academic programs with experiential and work-integrated learning
opportunities that celebrate the museum's material culture through
story-based exhibits and special events.
the teaching collection to encourage scholarship and offer programs
that maximize student potential by embracing hands-on learning using a
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