International Museum Institute (IMI)

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. USC partners with UNAM (MUAC) on IMI activities.


  • Selma Holo, Professor Art History and Director of Fisher Museum, Director, 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

  • Graciela de la Torre, Mexico Director
  • Marco Barrera Bassols, Independent Curator, former head of the Association of Mexican Museum Professionals (AMPROM)
  • Miguel Fernandez Felix, Director, Bellas Artes