Contact the MIT Museum Collections Department:

The MIT Museum Collections remain closed through summer 2022 due to COVID and collections moves in preparation for the opening of the new MIT Museum at Kendall. This includes all non-MIT loans, image and film reproduction requests, outside research visits, classes, and tours. Some MIT projects may be possible; MIT students, faculty, and staff should complete this form to contact MIT Museum Collections staff.

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].

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