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Material Culture Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
The University of Wisconsin-Madison is a national center for the study of the material world. The Material Culture Program brings together faculty and students from across the university. It trains students to study all aspects of the material world and the built environment to prepare them for a wide range of careers in museums, historical sites, and schools.  The Foundation supports this program through student assistantships, grants, and a faculty appointment, the Stanley and Polly Stone Professor of American Decorative Arts, Prof. Ann Smart Martin, a specialist in early American material culture and the history of consumption.