At the heart of our program is the ethos of collaboration. We practice this value through partnerships with many of the wonderful museums, historic sites, cultural organizations and community groups. St. Louis is a city rich in cultural resources, diverse histories, and communities who are passionate about their heritage. Our partner organizations also host our Graduate Research Assistants, positions which are a key part of our funding package. Through this initiative our students gain two years of applied experience in the field, providing them with a distinct advantage as they enter the job market.