Welcome to the archived version of the MIT Museum's new online collections portal! This site was used to test features and content for the newly redesigned MIT Museum Collections site, which has now launched with over 106,000 objects. Please use the new MIT Museum Collections site for further research and discovery. This site remains online during the transition period but will not receive new updates or content.

Explore Major Collections

Important collections for the study of architectural instruction and practice from America’s first architecture program.

Collection Highlights

Over the past two years, a team at the MIT Museum has been working diligently to digitize the entire Haffenreffer-Herreshoff Collection. The goal was to create over 33,000 images by capturing every plan and related document, and share the first major American marine design collection online. Evelyn Ansel, Hayley Hinsberger, and Anna Britton worked with…

New Acquisition


Artist and photographer Deena des Rioux was contacted by researchers Polaroid Graphics Imaging in the latter part of the 1990s for help with a special project. In response to demands from printers who were frustrated by proofing technology that required constant recalibration, the Polaroid group was experimenting was experimenting with a new kind of digital…