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Research and Resources


Pursuing a unique research project? The museum offers faculty and students access to extensive research resources related to our collection and beyond.

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Discover multiple avenues for research including digital image archives, oral histories, online databases, research guides, and more.  

The Ryerson and Burnham Libraries reading room, as well as the museum’s Photography and Prints and Drawings study rooms, are currently closed. Find further details on virtual reference services

Some external research based on Art Institute collections can be found at the University of Chicago Center of Art of East Asia website. Additional subscription-based resources can be found in the Museum Studies Archive on Jstor and the Yale University Press Art and Architecture eportal.


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