Promoting Ethical Stewardship

The Center for Art Collection Ethics (ACE) brings conversations about the legal and ethical dimension of art collection stewardship to the DU community and beyond. ACE offers expert-led training programs to equip graduate students and emerging professionals with the skills they need to implement ethical stewardship practices in libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions. ACE examines the latest advances and challenges in art stewardship through our news blog and social media, providing thought-provoking commentary from a historical perspective.  

Art Collection Ethics News Blog

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Our news blog features stories and original commentaries on Nazi-era art, Native American collections, global repatriation, antiquities and other issues related to the legal and ethical dimensions of art stewardship. Subscribe to the blog to stay up to date on the latest news stories, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @UofDenver_ACE.

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ACE provides week-long training workshops in a non-degree certificate program open to graduate students and emerging professionals. We encourage participation from traditionally marginalized communities and welcome applications from candidates with a background in various fields, including art history, museum studies, anthropology, cultural studies, history, religious and Judaic studies, and library and information science.

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We raise awareness of ethical art collection stewardship through a variety of on-campus lectures, panel discussions and training programs. Stay up to date by visiting our events page, where you can also find photos and videos from past events.

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