Contacting the MIT Museum Collections Department

In support of the MIT Museum’s mission, we collect and preserve a wide range of artifacts that are significant in the life of MIT. Our goal is to make the collections accessible to the MIT community and interested researchers as our resources permit. You will find more detailed information on our Research Services webpage.

Whether you simply want to ask a question via email or want to make an onsite visit, please read this contact page carefully so that we might assist you as quickly as possible. Please note, however, that depending on the amount of research required it may take up to three weeks to receive a response.

The MIT Museum Collections remain closed through summer 2022 due to COVID as well as 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.