We actively collect, borrow, and loan objects to support faculty teaching and research interests and provide access to materials for object-based courses, internships, and exhibition.

Opportunities include access to materials for hands-on “laboratory” experiences that introduce students to object conservation, research on the provenance of an object, and writing for exhibitions.

We invite proposals for innovative and engaging ways to share and interpret the collection, often in partnership with the Program in Museums and Society.

Artist Joyce J. Scott leading a class.
Artist Joyce J. Scott leading a discussion with student curators who sited and interpreted Ancestry Doll 1.
Conservation class.
Introduction to Conservation class examining campus and museum collections
Student with scientific instruments
Researching scientific instruments.
painting in an ornate frame on an eisel
Featured Project

Provenance Research

JHU Office of Cultural Properties researches and produces information to clarify the provenance of objects in its holdings, identify unlawfully appropriated works, and seek to redress past losses.

Visit the Provenance Research online collection to view the list of works currently under research.

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