The University of Illinois Springfield (UIS) seeks to collect works of art and objects that exemplify the University’s commitment to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative accomplishment, and public service. The University of Illinois Springfield’s Art and Artifacts Collection exists to encourage an environment of life-long learning, enriching the cultural lives of members of campus, Springfield, and surrounding communities. 

The purpose of this Policy is to ensure that works acquired by UIS and the University of Illinois Foundation on behalf of UIS are of high quality and inherent value and that prove complimentary to the enhancement of the educational environment and the mission of the campus. That mission is to provide a uniquely student-centered educational experience both in and out of the classroom through active learning, meaningful research and impactful civic engagement that prepares graduates to contribute fully to society.

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