Special Collections

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
William Morris Hunt Memorial Library
465 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA , 02115
FAX: (617)247-9063
General email:
Institution Contact(s):
  Maureen Melton, Museum Archivist (617)369-3378 mmelton@mfa.org
Hours: M,Tu 10:00AM-4:45PM W-F 10:00AM-9:45PM Sa,Su 10:00AM-5:45PM
Closings: Only West Wing open Tu,F after 5:00PM
Online Catalog:
  Web: http://endeavor.flo.org/
Services for the Disabled:
  TTY/TDD Americans with Disabilities Act accessible Handicapped parking Audio aids
Other Services:
  Cafeteria Coat room/lockers Gift shop
Bibliographic Utility:
Name: Archives of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Special Collection Contact(s):
  Maureen Melton, Museum Archivist (617)369-3378 mmelton@mfa.org
Hours: By appointment only
Seasonal Hours:
  Library Hours: M-F 1:00PM-4:45PM During school year: W 1:00PM-7:00PM
Collections: 1
Formats: 1,000 linear feet of archives 80 volumes of newspapers 200 photographs 400 pamphlets 50 electronic records 100 audio tapes 100 video tapes 200 ephemera
Collection Description:
  Institutional Records (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)
Access: Collection(s) are available by appointment only Access only in reading room, supervised All or part of the collection(s) not accessible Laptop computers and tape recorders allowed with staff approval
Copying: All photocopying done by staff
Loans: Loans for exhibits only
Finding Guides Available:
  Guides for archives' records groups Guide to specific microfilm collection(s)
Directions: BY CAR: Travelling East on I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike), take exit 22 in tunnel, following the signs to the Prudential Center, and exit onto Huntington Avenue. The Museum is less than one mile farther on the right. BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION (MBTA): Take the Green Line "E" trolley to the Museum of Fine Arts stop or the Orange Line to the Ruggles stop.