The MSU Broad Art Museum is eager to support your in-person or virtual teaching with the museum’s collections and exhibitions, as well as offer individual or small group research appointments for students and scholars.
Want to schedule a class visit to view works from our collection?
The MSU Broad Art Museum is home to a wide range of works which offer students direct interactions with art to facilitate discussions that will contribute to the overall impact of your course. Up to 10 objects can be brought out for viewing at one time, depending on their size. In-person visits for university groups can be arranged Monday–Friday, 10–5pm. Reservations should be made at least two weeks in advance.
Virtual Class Engagement
MSU Broad Art Museum staff are here to support your teaching and research needs, including: electing relevant objects from the collection that are in dialogue with the themes, goals, and/or discussion topics of your course; providing high-resolution images of objects in the permanent collection, when available; sharing background research material on individual artworks; joining your class via Zoom to speak about the museum, its exhibitions, and its collection.
Appraisals and Authentication of Artwork
Following the policies of the American Alliance of Museums, no staff member of the MSU Broad Art Museum may offer appraisals or authentications. There are many places that can assist you with researching your artwork and/or estimating its value.
The Smithsonian American Art Museum has a website for researching art: americanart.si.edu/research/my-art
As does the Getty Center: getty.edu/resources
To find an appraiser, please consult: Appraisers Association of America (appraisersassociation.org) or International Society of Appraisers (isa-appraisers.org)
The MSU Libraries, Conservation & Preservation Unit has a website addressing frequently asked questions along with a conservation referral list. Please visit lib.msu.edu/preservation for more.