Emory University is one of the world’s leading research universities. Since 1836, Emory’s mission—to create, preserve, teach, and apply knowledge in the service of humanity—has guided the university in its work to drive discovery, serve the common good, and prepare leaders to make a difference in the world. Emory is recognized internationally for its outstanding undergraduate colleges, highly ranked graduate and professional schools and one of the world’s leading health care systems. In addition to its nine schools, the university includes the Michael C. Carlos Museum, which has become one of the premier museums in the Southeast since its formal establishment on Emory’s Atlanta campus in 1919. The museum holds one of the most comprehensive collections in the region with artwork from ancient Egypt, Nubia, and the Near East; Greece and Rome; the Americas; Africa; and Asia as well as a collection of works on paper from the Renaissance to the present. Through world-class permanent collections and special exhibitions, innovative programming, and one-of-a-kind opportunities to engage with art firsthand, the Carlos Museum serves Emory University and the Atlanta community as a dynamic interdisciplinary center that cultivates literacy in the arts and fosters understanding of diverse religions and civilizations.