CHAMP is the Collaborative for Cultural Heritage Management and Policy at the University of Illinois. CHAMP is a strategic research center dedicated to the critical study of cultural heritage and museum practices on a worldwide scale in the context of globalization. CHAMP has extraordinary faculty strength with almost thirty faculty members teaching courses in our area of expertise. More than a dozen graduate students work with CHAMP, including by pursuing our Heritage Studies minor and Museum Studies minor. CHAMP sponsors lectures, conferences, film series and other events on campus. CHAMP faculty conduct projects around the world, the results of which are steadily published in fascinating books, articles, and technical reports. Since its creation in 2005, CHAMP has demonstrated a sustained commitment to generating and disseminating outstanding heritage education, heritage scholarship and heritage practice. Please explore the left hand menu items for further information about CHAMP. And look below the images on this page to see the events happening this semester at CHAMP.

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Fall 2014 Events


The Haiti Challenge

Exhibit curated by Lynne Dearborn (Architecture)
West Gallery of Temple Buell HaLL
August 21-September 5

I-Heritage Meeting

Saturday, September 27
9 a.m.-noon
GSLIS Building, Room 126
for information contact Helaine Silverman (

Krannert Art Museum Exhibition

"La Grande Guerre: French Posters and Photographs from World War I"
curated by Prof. David O'Brien
through December 23

Maya Weavers of Guatemala: 90 Masterpieces

Exhibit at Spurlock Museum
September 16-January 25