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Library Research Guides

History 202: Doing History

A research guide for students in History 202: Doing History, the gateway seminar for history concentrators.

UMMA: The University Art Museum

UMMA’s Marvin and Phyllis Dolinko Curatorial Research Center (CRC)

UMMA’s Curatorial Research Center collection serves the needs of the Museum’s staff as well as University of Michigan faculty, staff, and students. It is also open to anyone outside of the UM community wishing to conduct research on works of art held in UMMA’s permanent collections. The CRC library contains approximately 1,500 volumes, including works on artists featured in the collection, relevant general reference titles, exhibition catalogues, artist and object files. The CRC also holds subscriptions to several art and museum-related serial publications.

Materials available (all are building use only):
  • Object files: Contain provenance information and correspondence concerning the acquisition of works, arrangements for exhibitions, loans, conservation, and any research completed by Museum staff. Some will be more complete than others.
  • Books: mainly focusing on artists and works in UMMA’s permanent collection, also some general reference titles.
  • Exhibition Catalogues: from UMMA exhibitions and exhibitions from other institutions that have traveled to UMMA.
  • Periodicals: art and museum related.