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USC International Museum Institute (IMI)

The Cabinet of Curiosities

The USC Dana and David Dornsife College of Letter, Arts & Sciences International Museum Institute (IMI) is dedicated to the study of museums and their changing roles in society. IMI fulfills its mission by bringing together scholars, students and museum professionals from around the globe to address the most pressing museological matters of the day.


  • Selma Holo, Professor Art History and Director of Fisher Museum, Director, IMI
  • Graciela de la Torre, Director, Contemporary Art University Museum at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM/MUAC), Mexico City, Mexican Representative, IMI
  • Maite Alvarez, J. Paul Getty Museum, Associate Director, IMI
  • Kay Allen, Associate Director, Fisher Museum/IMI
  • Raphael Gatchalian, Administrative Assistant, Fisher Museum/IMI

Mexico Advisory Council

  • Marco Barrera Bassols, Independent Curator, former head of the Association of Mexican Museum Professionals (AMPROM)
  • Miguel Fernandez Felix, Director, National Museum of Art (MUNAL), Mexico City
  • Ramiro Martinez, Executive Director, Amparo Museum, Puebla, Mexico

USC Dornsife College Faculty Council

  • Dave Bottjer, Professor, Earth Sciences
  • John Bowlt, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literature
  • Sonya Lee, Assistant Professor, Art History
  • Nancy Luytkehaus, Professor, Chair, Anthropology
  • Richard Meyer, Associate Professor, Art History; Director, the Contemporary Project
  • John Pollini, Professor, Art History
  • John Rowe, Professor, English; Chair, American Studies and Ethnicity
  • Bruce Zuckerman, Myron and Marian Casden Director, Casden Institute for the Study of the Jewish Role

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