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Research represents one of the Museum’s core functions defined in the Museum's mission statement. Rather than merely repackaging knowledge through exhibitions and interpretation, the Museum seeks to actively expand its frontiers through original research. The Museum of Art and Archaeology has a long history of substantive research in art, art history and archaeology as well as closely allied disciplines, and continues its commitment to making its collections and resources available to the scholarly community at large. In addition to supporting staff-based research projects, we welcome research by MU staff and students as well as by visiting scholars. Please don't hesitate to contact members of the Museum staff with questions regarding research access, or with suggestions of resources which would promote ongoing research relating to the Museum's collections and areas of interest.
The Museum also publishes a peer-reviewed journal, MVSE, which includes scholarly contributions relating to the Museum's collections, field projects and disciplinary foci. Contributions are welcomed, and may be addressed to:
Information regarding staff areas of research, access by visiting scholars, and resources for visiting scholars is available through the links to the right. Information on the Museum's collections is available on this website, and an Illustrated Museum Handbook: A Guide to the Collections in the Museum of Art and Archaeology also is available.
Staff Research Areas
Grad. Research Assistantships
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