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Museum Studies

From its inaugural issue in 1966 to its final issue in 2011, Museum Studies, the journal of the Art Institute of Chicago, attracted general and scholarly readers alike through a unique combination of elegant design, high production values, inventive topics, and an intelligent, engaging style, offering readers in-depth explorations of the Art Institute’s rich collections, history, and exhibitions.

About Museum Studies 

Issues of Museum Studies typically focused on a single, carefully chosen subject and were often linked to special exhibitions of objects in the museum’s permanent collection, such as Old Master drawings, paintings, and sculptures; Indonesian textiles; and film, video, and new media. Others introduced readers to new and notable acquisitions, the work of the museum’s conservation scientists, and the treasures of our libraries and archives.


Museum Studies as a Research Tool

To aid students and scholars in their research, we have created a complete table of contents for both in-print and out-of-print issues and a brief index to the major subjects found in the pages of every published volume of the journal. 

Browse Museum Studies

Peruse a full list with descriptions of all in-print issues, or preview the journal by reading our online issue.