Past Collections Research Projects
With more than 11,000 objects in the collection, the de Saisset has an ongoing need to conduct research on objects and artifacts housed in the collection. Over the years, Museum staff, faculty, students, and outside researchers have contributed to this effort. In some instances, research projects have resulted in exhibitions.
In summer 2009, SCU graduate Lauren Baines was working with Collections Manager Jean MacDougall on the works on paper conservation assessment project. In the midst of the project they discovered a series of fourteen prints by Lou Albert-Lasard, a German-born artist working in bohemian Paris at the turn of the 19th century. Baines researched the prints, now identified as The Monmartre Suite and mounted an exhibition in the public display cabinets in Gallery IV, on the lower level, entitled Lou Albert-Lasard: A German Expressionist in Bohemian Paris. This exhibition marks the first time that these important works by a late-19th century female artist have been shown at the de Saisset.