Managing Mia’s Collection
Mia holds its collection in public trust. As stewards of these artworks, we follow core standards set by the larger museum community to responsibly preserve, document, and exhibit them, ensuring they remain in good condition and are accessible to the public for generations to come. Mia is committed to continuously assessing the collection and expanding it responsibly to ensure it reflects our values of inclusivity and equity. We also realize that museum collecting practices of the past do not always measure up to today’s legal and ethical standards. Our goal is to be transparent about this, and we will work in good faith with any parties that claim ownership of artworks in the collection.
Decolonizing the Collection
Decolonization means to address the ways that colonialism and white supremacy have shaped a museum’s collection. Many museums, including Mia, are examining their collections and current practices to ensure that objects are acquired, displayed, and interpreted in a manner consistent with contemporary standards