Archival research appointments for the public are available Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 1:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m., and may be requested here: Make an Archives Appointment
Information regarding appointment availability and procedures for museum and School staff is available here.
Archival collection researchers should review the Archives access guidelines and procedures before their appointment.
Researchers agree to follow the museum’s safety and security guidelines in addition to established reading room policies, including:
Researchers must wear a mask for the duration of their research appointments.
Please do not move reading room chairs and please keep a six-foot distance from Research Center staff and other researchers.
Please cancel your appointment if you are feeling ill or exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms. Appointments may be cancelled by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling (312) 857-7676. Research Center staff will work with you to reschedule your appointment as quickly as possible.
The Art Institute of Chicago Archives
For information on our collections, the history of the Art Institute and the School of the Art Institute, donation proposals, corrections, comments, and general questions, please contact Archives staff via our Contact and Application for Access form.