The research in object-based teaching and learning at US colleges and universities, as well as Dr. Milkova's pedagogic practice at leading institutions such as Yale University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Oberlin College, has been at the forefront of innovating and updating 21st-century liberal arts education in the US. The project she proposes encompasses research towards a book-length manuscript that introduces to academics and museum professionals in Bulgaria the pedagogic value and benefits of teaching with collections across academic disciplines. Building upon her previous publications in English, drawing on recent scholarship in museum and higher education, and based on new research and data she obtains as a CAS fellow, Liliana will put forward (in Bulgarian) strategies applicable to different types of collections and museums in the country. The CAS fellowship will enable her to research and write the final book chapter that translates and adapts practices well-established abroad for Bulgaria’s specific context. To do this, she will investigate existing approaches to museum education through first-hand observations and interviews, workshops for faculty, students, and museum specialists that she will lead, and through a review of the relevant scholarly literature produced in Bulgaria in the last two decades.