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Scholarly Publications

The Museum is committed to broadly sharing research and scholarship generated by its staff and collaborators. Digital and printed publications document the Spencer’s efforts to advance scholarly conversations on social, environmental, and art historical subjects. Publications range from exhibition catalogues and brochures to scholarly books and our academic journal the Register.


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The Register

Original research by Museum staff and outside scholars is published in the Spencer Museum of Art’s peer-reviewed journal, the Register. Physical copies of past editions can be accessed through the Spencer Museum of Art archives.

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Digital Catalogues and Brochures

Increasingly the Spencer strives to make publications available digitally to extend the reach of the Museum’s scholarship and explore the creative possibilities of digital mediums.

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Print Books and Catalogues

The Spencer regularly publishes catalogues to accompany its special exhibitions, proceedings from academic conferences, collections of scholarly essays, and other texts. Past publications are available at the Museum shop and through our Amazon Marketplace store. A selection of notable Spencer works is featured below.

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