MoMA puts collection inventories online

This move will substantially increase the accessibility of it's collections

The Museum of Modern Art in New York has put inventories for its collections on its website. These guides to the museum’s paper archives allow researchers to establish what materials are available for study before visiting in person. MoMA is among a handful of institutions pioneering the provision of this type of facility. A spokeswoman for MoMA says: “In one to two years we will also have almost 23,000 digital images [online] as well.” The move follows the reopening of the museum’s public archive. The online facility is available at:

Appeared in The Art Newspaper Archive, 176 January 2007