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 around 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 students to identify and access works in storage in order to best support your research goals. This includes participatation in conversations or examinations of objects, and making available research materials such as collections data, object files, treatment records, and archival documents. 

To inquire about loans of collection material for exhibitions at univeristy art or cultural centers to be a part of a course or student led project, please reach out to the curatorial staff at least 4 months in advance with a loan request.

Exhibition proposals

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.

Please contact curator Melissa Yuen ( for more information.