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Secrets of Storage: Classical Artifacts

by Emelia Lehmann, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018

last edited on Mon. November 5 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann "digs" into the history of the Classical collection at the University of Chicago.  

Secrets of Storage: Ruth Duckworth

by Emelia Lehmann, Registration, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018

last edited on Tue. October 16 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann delved into Ruth Duckworth's expansive body of work. 

Secrets of Storage: Alexander Calder’s Tapestries

by Emelia Lehmann, Registration, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018

last edited on Thu. September 20 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann uncovers the global history of 14 colorful tapestries. 

Secrets of Storage: Louis Sullivan Architectural Fragments

by Emelia Lehmann, Registration, Inventory, & Research Intern; History AB 2018

last edited on Thu. August 23 2018

During her internship at the Smart Museum, Emelia Lehmann uncovers the history of architectural fragments in the collection from Louis Sullivan's now-demolished Scoville building

Ephemeral Museum

last edited on Mon. March 20 2017

A new pop-up project curated by UChicago students sets the record for briefest exhibition at the Smart: 12 days.

Provenance case study: Kneeling Youth

last edited on Mon. February 20 2017

Researching the provenance of a sculpture by George Minne in the collection

Provenance case study: Mirr

last edited on Mon. February 13 2017

Researching the provenance of a sculpture by Hans Arp in the collection

Provenance case study: Merz

last edited on Mon. February 6 2017

Researching the provenance of an untitled work by Kurt Schwitters in the collection

Provenance Research

last edited on Tue. January 31 2017

A report on a yearlong research project into the ownership history of approximately 150 objects in the Smart Museum's collection

The Guttmans and their Collection

last edited on Thu. October 27 2016

Lester and Betty Guttman’s love of photography was not theoretical; it was embedded in their daily lives.