Virtual Museum of Public Service

The Virtual Museum of Public Service (VMPS) reaffirms the belief that citizens-as-public servants are a priceless and necessary part of our lives. By using advanced technologies, Rutgers SPAA hopes to inspire the best and brightest to careers that are socially responsible: in government, in nonprofits, in philanthropic organizations, and as volunteers. VMPS aspires to provide museum visitors with a highly immersive, visual experience as they explore the exhibitions and make discoveries. The VMPS draws upon digital representations to depict the largely unrecognized achievements and sacrifices of individuals in the public service, broadly defined, reflecting their important contributions.

The museum has over 30 galleries for permanent and special exhibitions. Among these are a Timeline of Public Service, as well as galleries dedicated to Women in Public Service, Science in the Public Interest, Faith-Based Public Service Initiatives, Firefighters, Philanthropy, Leadership in Public Service, and many more.

  • Director
    Marc Holzer, PhD
    Dean, School of Public Affairs and Administration, Rutgers-Newark
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