Promoting Ethical Stewardship

Established by DU's College of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences in April 2018, the Center for Art Collection Ethics (ACE) raises awareness of current stewardship issues through digital information and training programs. We examine the latest advances and challenges in art stewardship through our news blog and social media, and train the next generation of curators. Our postgraduate certificate programs welcome graduate students and emerging professionals from a variety of backgrounds. We also feature eminent experts and practitioners in lectures and panel discussions available to the public.


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Our Team

Director, Elizabeth Campbell

Recognizing the importance of provenance research and the ongoing need for training of current and future museum professionals, Elizabeth Campbell began developing plans for ACE in the spring of 2017. She has served as director since April 2018. Elizabeth is an associate professor of history at the University of Denver, where she teaches courses in modern European and French history. Her current book project, provisionally titled Museum Worthy: Nazi Art Plunder in Postwar Western Europe, focuses on the Allied recovery of plundered art, comparing restitution practices in France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

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ACE’s Advisory Committee

Center for Judaic Studies and Holocaust Awareness Institute

School of Art and Art History

University Art Collections

University Libraries

University of Denver Museum of Anthropology


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