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

Exhibition Catalogues

1941 – Ongoing

SBMA Exhibition List

1941 – Ongoing

Exhibition Records

1941 – Ongoing

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

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