What I do
Associate Professor of History
Director, Center for Art Collection Ethics (ACE)
My current book project, provisionally titled Museum Worthy: Nazi-Era Art in Postwar Western Europe, focuses on the Allied recovery of plundered art, comparing restitution practices in France, Belgium and the Netherlands. In all three cases, postwar governments held unclaimed works for display in state-run museums, setting the stage for controversy and litigation in the 1990s, and ongoing cultural property disputes. (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)
Recognizing the importance of provenance research and the ongoing need for training of current and future museum professionals, in the spring of 2017 I began developing plans for The Center for Art Collection Ethics (ACE), in consultation with DU faculty and staff in related programs. I have served as Director since April 2018. We promote ethical art collection stewardship through social media and on-campus training programs.
Visit us at https://www.du.edu/ahss/art-collection-ethics/index.html, and follow us @UofDenver_ACE. Follow me @prof_ecampbell.
- Ph.D., History and French Studies, New York University, 2002
- MA, French Studies, New York University, 1997
- BS, International Relations, Georgetown University, 1992
- American Historical Association
- Society for French Historical Studies
- Western Society for French History
- Summer Stipend, National Endowment for the Humanities
- Public Impact Fellow, University of Denver