Student Resources

Research & Scholarly Access

Scholars, researchers and students are encouraged to research the Syracuse University Art Museum’s extensive collection.  The museum’s permanent collection of 45,000 artworks from 3500 BCE to present day includes important holdings from many areas of the world.

The Museum staff are available to consult with all researchers to identify ways that the museum can best support your research goals, helping identify relevant works of art, participate in virtual conversations or examinations of objects, and share research materials such as collections data, object files, treatment records, and archival documents. 

The Syracuse University Art Museum welcomes proposals for short term exhibitions to be installed during the fall and spring semesters. Past displays have included selections from the University’s permanent collection for survey courses in Art History, Chinese Ceramics, Modern British Art, Indian Mithila painting, and language arts. Any Syracuse University faculty, staff, student group or department can propose a short term exhibition that coincides with a specific curriculum or special event.