Opportunities to engage with original works of art and primary source materials are woven into Yale coursework, from medical students studying a painting to hone their observation skills to environmental studies majors examining maps and photos to document a changing landscape.
LUX is a transformative new platform that provides access to millions of records for objects, people, places, and events represented in Yale’s rich cultural heritage collections.
Conservators and scientists at the Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage work to minimize the effects of aging on collections, whether oil paint or fossilized bone, and to discover information hidden within the objects that helps us understand our collective past.
Collections at Yale
From prehistoric fossils to historical documents and contemporary works of art, Yale’s extraordinary natural and cultural heritage collections tell infinite stories of the history of our planet and the human experience on it.