About the Collections Center

The Collections Center, our collections research facility in South San Francisco, is home to the SFMOMA archives and houses much of the museum’s collection when not on public view. The facility features a full-scale mock-up gallery, a conservation laboratory, photo studio, and a flexible white box space suitable for lectures, performances, and receptions. Higher education offerings at the Collections Center include facility tours as well as object study sessions taught by SFMOMA staff in collaboration with teachers and professors, offering students a deeper engagement with our collections. Access to the artworks and archives at the Collection Center is available to individual researchers and to college-level student groups by appointment. Higher education visits to the Collections Center are currently paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see our Visitor Guidelines for information about visiting the museum.