Collections Research

Explore select works from our collection through the scholarship of art historians, curators, staff, and students affiliated with the museum. These texts generate new appreciation for objects in the collection by analyzing artistic processes, expanding historical context, and interrogating traditional curatorial practices, among other approaches.

Naming Marcus

New research leads to the retitling of Sir Joshua Reynold's portrait of Charles Stanhope

Whose View? The Limitations of Labels

Object labels can impact viewers’ understanding and learning

Printmaking with Precision

Bridget Riley's printmaking process was intricate 

New light on the group portrait of Elihu Yale, his family, and an enslaved child

The Elihu Yale Portrait Research project

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Museum curator and students in Long Gallery, photo by Stephanie Anestis, 2019