Yale Center for British Art
The Paul Mellon Centre, London, is the sister institution to the Yale Center for British Art, New Haven. The YCBA is a public art museum and research institute for the study of British art and culture. Presented to Yale University by Paul Mellon, the Center in New Haven houses the largest collection of British art outside the United Kingdom.
Though it operates independently, the Centre is a part of Yale University.
The University has made deep investments in the acquisition and stewardship of its collections in support of its mission. Without professional interpretation and description, without continuing scholarly inquiry, and without easy and direct access, the collections would become static artifacts. Likewise diminishing access to these collections in the digital world would serve only to circumscribe the quality of research, education, and creative endeavors that are the core of the University’s mission. This understanding of accessibility has long governed access to the collections themselves and should govern access to them as they are represented in the global networked environment.
Association of Research Institutes in Art History
The Centre is a member of the Association of Research Institutes in Art History (ARIAH), a group that promotes advanced scholarship in the history of art and related disciplines, and encourages the development of cooperative projects and programs.