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Contact the Ryerson & Burnham Archives

For image rights and reproductions of works of art from the museum's curatorial collections, you MUST review the information on this page and contact Art Resource accordingly. The Ryerson and Burnham Archives does not manage such requests and cannot provide information or guidance regarding any such inquiries.

For information regarding any of the following topics, please contact the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries' Reference Desk at

  • Works of art from the museum's curatorial collections
    (view Research Guide)
  • Information on how to identify or find the value of a work of art
    (view Research Guide)
  • General art and design research
    (view Research Guide)
  • History of the AIC or SAIC
  • AIC exhibitions
  • AIC or SAIC staff, students or faculty

For information regarding the art, architecture and design archival collections we manage (listed here), or for general questions on architecture in Chicago and the midwest, please contact us using the following information: