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Museum Studies: Interviews

This purpose of this guide is to facilitate research in the area of museum studies.

NYU Institutional Review Board (IRB)

At New York University, all research involving human subjects (funded or not funded) must be reviewed and approved by the University's Institutional Review Board (IRB) before being carried out.

Before beginning your research, you should consult  the University Committee on Activities Involving Human Subjects (UCAIHS) website linked to below to determine if your work must be reviewed and approved by UCAIHS. Please allow ample time before the start of your research to receive a response from UCAIHS. 

Reference Materials

Data Services

The Data Services team at NYU Libraries is available to assist with your data collection strategies and management. You can set up a consultation prior to beginning your interviews to get advice on which software to use, how to design a survey, how to interpret the results, and more. 

Artists Interviews

There are certain considerations to take into account when interviewing an artist about their work. For example, are you gathering information for conservation purposes? Is the artist willing to share information about their creative methods? Are there other people such as a studio manager, assistant, or gallery owner who may be better suited to answer your questions? The guide linked to below developed by the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art (INCCA) is a great resource to help you conduct an artist interview.