Study Room

The Museum’s Study Room is a dedicated space to support the teaching of University courses as well as scholarly research on the collection.

A maximum of 5–8 artworks can be displayed in the Study Room per visit, depending upon the size and condition of each object. Visitors are welcome to return multiple times to allow viewing of additional artworks, if necessary. Please note that certain artworks may be unavailable for viewing due to condition, safety, or security issues.

For more information, or to make a Study Room reservation for your class, please contact José Garza, museum academic programs coordinator, at

To make a Study Room appointment for research, please contact Kim Broker, registrar for the collection, at


The Study Room is available for class visits on Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm.

We recommend that faculty reserve the Study Room as early in the semester as possible so the class date that works best for you is still available. If you would like to view artworks privately before bringing your class, you may make an appointment in the same way.

The faculty member MUST be present during the students' visit. If the instructor would like a Museum educator to be available for questions or to provide additional information, make this request at least four weeks prior to your desired visit date.

No more than 16 students will be allowed to view artwork in the Study Room at any single time. In cases of larger classes, we can arrange for the students to rotate through the room in small groups.


It is strongly advised to make an appointment in the Study Room prior to making your travel arrangements. If you would like to see any object files as well, let us know when you make your appointment. Copies can be made for a nominal charge.


The only items allowed in the Study Room are pencils and paper.
The following items are NOT allowed in the Study Room:

   Backpacks, book bags, and purses
   Food and drinks
   Hats, sunglasses, and coats