Contact the MIT Museum Collections Department:

We will reply to your inquiry as soon as possible; depending on the amount of research required this may take up to three weeks.

For Research Appointments, please note that our reading room is available Monday–Wednesday, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.-4 p.m. Research visits are available only by appointment. Please schedule appointments at least two weeks in advance. Some collections are stored off-site and may only be accessible at specified times.

For more detailed information, read our Researcher Guidelines [PDF].

Access to the Hart Nautical Collections is restricted between August 1, 2018 - November 1, 2018 as the MIT Museum prepares for an exhibit drawn heavily from these collections. Please plan accordingly.

If you are looking for press releases, press kits, information on filming in the galleries, or images and information on current exhibitions or past exhibitions, please contact museuminfo@mit.edu.

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