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.
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.
Graduate Assistant, Lauren Turner
Lauren Turner is a first-year student in Morgridge College of Education’s Masters of Library and Information Science program. She is interested in archives, rare books and manuscripts, and special collections. She earned her BA in Magazine Journalism from Drake University in 2014, leading her to write and edit for a variety of digital and print publications in Iowa, New York and Colorado. Lauren also has experience in social media marketing and website development, which she is excited to apply in this position.