Hampden Art Study Center

Welcome to the Hampden Art Study Center at the University of Denver!

The new Hampden Art Study Center (HASC) is DU’s first facility designed for the storage, examination and preparation of artworks in an educational setting. It provides a secure climate-controlled space for access to and care of the University of Denver Art Collections. Collections management staff, including graduate students of the School of Art and Art History, now have a dedicated and secure workspace in which to research, handle, catalog, photograph and manage DU art holdings. Altogether there are over 3000 cataloged artworks located at the HASC!

Can I use the HASC?

Yes! It was designed especially for the benefit of DU students, faculty members, and classes. It is open by appointment both for individual research and class sessions. It’s an easy 15-minute ride each way, so it’s possible to schedule a meaningful visit during a two-hour class period.HASC is open by appointment to researchers with a defined project involving artworks in the University of Denver Art Collections We request that you provide as much notice as possible of a possible visit. To request a visit please contact our collections manager at artcollections@du.edu.

What’s there?

Housed in 4000 square feet of newly renovated space off-campus, the HASC includes these spaces:

• Temperature- and humidity-controlled art storage
• Art Collections Project Space (for preparation, handling, framing, and small-scale art conservation projects; with natural light, fume extraction, sinks and rolling work surfaces)
• Art Examination Seminar Room (a naturally lit room for small and medium-sized group meetings and for examination of artworks)
• Photo Studio (an interior room both for the secure storage of all photographic collection materials and for object photography)
• Prints & Drawings Study (a fully equipped interior space for the storage, handling, and informal display of prints, drawings and other works on paper; our largest space for class sessions)