Center for Curatorial Studies

Advancing curatorial research at Indiana University and beyond

At the Eskenazi Museum of Art, curators in each of our six departments are responsible for the care, presentation, and interpretation of works of art in our collection. Our research generates valuable new insights about those works and helps ensure their protection for future generations.

We are art historians engaged in scholarship and teaching in our fields of expertise. We work closely with researchers and academics to share our findings through exhibitions, publications, university courses, public programs, and other scholarly forums.

We work collaboratively with our colleagues across all museum departments to carry out these responsibilities while meeting the highest scholarly and ethical standards. As curators, our work is at the center of the museum’s mission to collect, preserve, study, and display works of art for the benefit of the public.

As a collaborative space, the Center for Curatorial Studies is engaged with students and researchers working at the intersection of traditional art historical scholarship and public-facing arts institutions.

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We host workshops and events throughout the academic year

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