Photo: Don Ross

Higher Education Offerings at the Collections Center

The Collections Center, SFMOMA’s collections research center in South San Francisco, is home to the museum’s archives and houses much of the museum’s collection when not on public view. The Collections Center features a full-scale mock-up gallery, a conservation studio, a photo studio, and a flexible white box space for lectures, performances, and receptions. Higher education offerings at the Collections Center include tours as well as object study sessions taught by SFMOMA staff in collaboration with professors, offering students a deeper engagement with the museum’s collections. Access to the artworks and archives at the Collections Center is available to individual researchers and to college-level student groups by appointment.

Location: Collections Center, South San Francisco

Object Study

Description

Object Study sessions are team taught Artist Initiative, Curatorial and Conservation staff in collaboration with educators who bring their classes to the Collections Center. Artist Initiative staff are available to consult with faculty to develop a checklist of works from SFMOMA’s collection that best suit the goals of their course. Prior to requesting an object study session, please explore the collection online.

Details
  • See request form for reservation deadlines. Availability is limited.
  • Length: 60–90 minutes
  • Capacity: 25 people
Rate

Tours are free for university and college groups.


Photo: Mary Ellen Hawkins


Collections Center Tour

Description

Tours begin with a brief introduction to the Collections Center and the Artist Initiative, the department that leads interdisciplinary collection research projects and offers object study sessions. Groups may request to meet SFMOMA staff members during the tour from departments including archives + records management, conservation, photo studio, installation, and registration.

Details
  • See request form for reservation deadlines. Availability is limited.
  • Tour length: 90 minutes
  • Capacity: 25 people
Rate

Tours are free for university and college groups.


Photo: Don Ross


Collections Center Tour + Object Study

Description

Visitors may also combine a short facilities tour (45–60 minutes) with an object study in the mock-up gallery (45–60 minutes).

Details
  • See request form for reservation deadlines. Availability is limited.
  • Length: 90–120 minutes
  • Capacity: 25 people
Rate

Tours are free for university and college groups.


Photo: Don Ross