The Museum's collections include more than four thousand master drawings, more than ten thousand architectural and ornamental drawings, more than one million prints by virtually every master printmaker who has ever practiced, and extensive holdings of illustrated books and printed ephemera. Most of these works can be pulled from storage for examination by qualified researchers in the study rooms.
The study rooms also contain an extensive reference library of books on the history of prints and drawings. Partial holdings of this reference collection appear in WATSONLINE, the Museum libraries' online catalog.
The Study Rooms for Drawings and Prints are accessible to qualified visitors by appointment and with proper identification.
Hours: Tuesday–Friday, 10:00 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 2:00–4:45 p.m. (closed in August)
Telephone: 212-570-3920 (prints); 212-570-3912 (drawings)