The MIT Museum’s photography collections include works by almost every significant photographer of the 20th century as well as major industrial and academic collections.

Collection Highlights

Professor Harold E. Edgerton Digital Collection

The Edgerton Digital Collections (EDC) project is an ambitious and collaborative publishing venture, documenting the history of science and technology. This project also celebrates the spirit of a great pioneer, Harold “Doc” Edgerton, inventor and professor emeritus at MIT. A digital archive provides the first online access to Edgerton’s research notebooks held by MIT, constituting the material record of an extraordinary man who shaped public perception about science and technology.

Berenice Abbott, Interference Pattern, about 1958.
Courtesy MIT Museum, Gift of Ron and Carol Kurtz.