March 13, 2020
In line with MIT's guidelines regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19), the MIT Museum Collections will remain closed until further notice as we monitor the radidly changing concerns associated with it.
We will share updates on our website and through our social media channels. Stay well and we hope to see you soon.
MIT Collections will close for all external, non-MIT loans, image and film reproduction requests, as well as to outside researchers, classes, and tours from September 2020 to August 2022, while the museum prepares for collections moves and the opening of the new MIT Museum at Kendall.
We will do our best to accommodate certain MIT projects during this period. Students, faculty, and staff should contact the collections staff by completing an online request form to determine what options are available.
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.