Museum Archives

The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives is accessible to Museum staff and to qualified scholarly researchers at the graduate level and above. Requests for access should be sent via email and should include a brief summary of the research project, an outline of sources already consulted, and a curriculum vitae or résumé. Access is granted at the discretion of Archives staff and certain materials may be restricted.

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Hours: Monday–Friday by appointment
Telephone: 212-570-3937
Email: archives@metmuseum.org

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