As a learning institution, Mia is committed to advancing research, sharing discoveries, publications, and partnerships with our community and across the museum field.
Curators Nicole Labouff and Jan-Lodewijk Grootaers welcomed Malian artist Aboubakar Fofana to examine Mia’s West African textiles. Here, they explain the indigo dyeing process that Fofana is reviving.
Browse our easy-to-search archive of books, articles, and other publications written by museum staff. From essays on artists, to the secret history of women plant collectors, to the role of museums in
Explore the Art Research and Reference Library’s 60,000 volumes in our reading room. Make an appointment to view prints and photographs in our study rooms.
Mia is committed to conducting and supporting research that expands the world’s knowledge, on topics from advancements in digital-imaging tools to new approaches to visitor behaviors.
Conservation often leads to new discoveries about artworks, artists’ techniques, and materials.
CEVA supports research on fostering empathy and global awareness through art. How can museums promote these skills to help enable a more equal, happy, and creative society?
Mia regularly convenes meetings of specialists in support of research initiatives and exhibition projects. Read summaries of recent gatherings here, including topics and presenters.
At Mia, evaluation and research is an ongoing, embedded, and institution-wide endeavor. Final reports on audience research, programs, and exhibitions are compiled here.