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.
The MIT Museum’s collections are at the core of all we do, from research and publications to public programs and exhibitions. Through more than one million objects, prints, rare books, technical archives, drawings, photographs, films, and holograms we’re able to share the wide interests of the MIT community from the Institute’s founding in 1861 to cutting-edge current research.
More than 25,000 object records from the Hart Nautical Collections are now available through the Museum’s online collections portal. Visitors interested in other Museum collections may continue to access them through our legacy collections database.
Thank you for your patience as we build an exceptional online experience for you.