With generous support from the Office of the Provost at Indiana University, we have created an online portal that allows individuals from around the world to study objects from the museum's collection and use them for research, teaching, and more. With the eventual goal of access to all of the works in our collection, our initial launch in February 2020 features 500 select items from each of the museum's five curatorial areas. Each year, 500 new records will be added from each curatorial department.
The Eskenazi Museum of Art's Collections Online has been built with the many audiences and supporters of the museum in mind, including the IU campus community, the city of Bloomington, and the larger southern Indiana region. With special focus on increasing access to information about the art in the museum's collection, the site is designed to be inviting and engaging for both art enthusiasts and those who have never been to an art museum before.
We invite visitors to use Collections Online to further their own research, teaching, or creative activities. We encourage exploration, making connections, and engaging more deeply with our collection through the Collections Online portal.