Department of European Art
Elizabeth MacMillan Chair of European Art and Curator of European Paintings and Works on Paper
For department inquiries, please email Rachel McGarry at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Herschel V. Jones Print Study Room
The Herschel V. Jones Print Study Room offers individuals and groups the opportunity to examine up close the exceptional collection of the Department of Prints and Drawings. Click here to learn more and make an appointment.
Critical History: Provenance at Mia
Establishing the history of ownership for objects in Mia’s collection helps ensure that the museum may legally and ethically own them.
As an art museum, proper stewardship of our collection includes the restoration and conservation of paintings, frames, and all objects we hold for our community. Conservation projects happen through a variety of ways, and Mia has the good fortune of sharing our building with the Midwest Art Conservation Center whose professionals partner with us on many endeavors.
In this multi-year initiative, Mia is reinvigorating its period rooms for today’s visitors, placing the past in dialogue with the present, while simultaneously broadening the conversation to include other histories—of marginalized people, of the senses, and even of time itself.
The restoration and conservation of artworks in Mia’s collection are ever-present concerns. Art Champions is a program that connects art lovers with artworks that require conservation to be displayed to the public.