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Services at UMMA

Want to request a digital image file from our archive? Need artwork conservation expertise? You’ve come to the right place.

Submit a research question

UMMA proudly supports the study and research of art for faculty, researchers, curators, students, and others.

Submit your research question to our team and let’s start a conversation.

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The Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Laboratory

The Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Laboratory cares for UMMA’s nearly 400 Chinese and Japanese paintings and more than 7,000 prints and drawings in a laboratory space designed for public viewing. The Conservation Lab serves institutions and individuals worldwide, specializing in conservation, mounting, and remounting services.

For conservation inquiries, please reach out to Associate Registrar Katie Prichard: katprich [at] umich [dot] edu

Request an image from our archive

The Collections Department at UMMA maintains an extensive archive of digital files, and new images are frequently added. All materials are accessible for reference use, and some formats are available for reproduction.

Find appraisal resources

As a non-profit, state-affiliated institution, UMMA is not able to provide appraisals for art objects. However, we can point you in the right direction for trusted organizations that offer appraisals.