The New Museum’s Digital Archive provides access to unique documentation of the Museum’s activities and programmatic history. Through this interface, users can explore approximately 8,000 written and visual records, as well as a searchable database of over 4,000 artists, curators, and organizations associated with the New Museum's thirty-five-year history. This platform provides free digital access to primary and secondary source material, including installation images, audio and video recordings of public programs, Museum publications, brochures, press releases, checklists, and more. Most materials are fully accessible to the public on the internet; however, some are available only on-site in the New Museum's Resource Center due to copyright restrictions. Researchers may visit the Resource Center on the Fifth Floor during regular Museum hours to access this material in full.

Like the ever-evolving Museum, this heterogeneous multimedia resource grows as a result of ongoing research and programming. New digital assets and documentation from recent activities are continually being added. We invite you to search, browse, explore, and engage with this material.


What did you find? If you have additional information to share, corrections, or additional feedback please contact us at archive@newmuseum.org.


For permission to use copyrighted material from the digital archive, please contact: archive@newmuseum.org. For permission to reproduce images for one-time press use (newspaper, magazine, web), please contact the Press Office: press@newmuseum.org.

All content on the New Museum Digital Archive is protected by copyright laws and may be covered by other restrictions as well. Commercial use is strictly prohibited. The New Museum retains all rights, including copyright of data, images, texts, and any other information contained on this website. Copyrights and other proprietary rights may also be held by individuals and entities other than, and in addition to, the New Museum. All rights not granted by the New Museum are reserved. Unauthorized publication, duplication, or distribution of content on the New Museum Digital Archive is strictly prohibited. Nothing on the New Museum website or in these terms and conditions grants, expressly or implicitly, by estoppel or otherwise, any right or license to use any content or property of any third party, or may be construed to mean that the New Museum has authority to grant any right or license on behalf of any third party.

Anyone wishing to use content contained in the Digital Archive for any purpose other than fair use as defined by law must request and receive prior permission from individual copyright holders and the New Museum.

Requests may be addressed to:
New Museum
Department Of External Affairs
235 Bowery
New York, NY 10002


High-quality versions of digital objects found on the Digital Archive may be available for editorial, educational, commercial, and other uses. This includes high-resolution images, PDF documents, and moving images. To request specific materials, please use our online Request for Digital Materials Request Form: http://www.tfaforms.com/215000. Fees may apply depending on the nature of the request.


The New Museum Digital Archive was built using CollectiveAccess, an open source, web-based software application to catalog, manage, and publish Museum and archival collections. The Digital Archive is compliant with international standards, using qualified Dublin Core. Changes in code from the New Museum Digital Archive project are free and available for other institutions to use as a model. You may download the latest version of our profile here.


The Digital Archive reflects the collective work of the artists, curators, and staff members who have contributed to the New Museum’s program since 1977. The New Museum gratefully acknowledges the generous support of Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Bloomberg Philanthropies, Booth Ferris Foundation, Henry Luce Foundation, and the Institute of Museum and Library Services for making its reimagined website and online initiatives possible.