About the Archives

The purpose of the SBMA Archives is to preserve and share records of its institutional and exhibition history. We maintain records of museum publications, exhibition catalogues, photography, and oral history recordings and transcripts.

Due to the ongoing renovation the Archives will be closed to the public for the foreseeable future. Research queries can be directed to

Frequently Used Lists

Exhibition Catalogues

1941 – Ongoing

List of exhibition catalogues produced both internally and externally for exhibitions held at SBMA

Exhibition History

1941 – Ongoing

Complete list of exhibitions held at SBMA

Exhibition Records

1941 – Ongoing

Records relating to the planning and installation of exhibitions generated from 1941 – present

Archival Collections

Publications Collections

1941 – Ongoing

Records documenting SBMA publications, including catalogues, brochures, invitations, newsletters, annual reports, ephemera and miscellaneous objects

Past Exhibitions

Exhibition descriptions from 1941 – ongoing. Please check back soon as descriptions will be added for subsequent decades

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