Prior to contacting the museum, please consult the following list of frequently asked questions, where you might find an answer more quickly.


Can a curator or another staff member identify or appraise a work of art that I own?

The museum does not appraise, evaluate, or authenticate works of art. To find an appraiser, please contact the following organizations:


I am a scholar/researcher, how do I make an appointment to see a work of art in the collection that is not on view?

Thank you for considering the Swope Art Museum as a resource for your research project. We ask that you fill out our research request form; our registrar will get back to you as soon as possible.

Research Request Form


May I reproduce a work in the museum’s collection?

Unauthorized commercial publication or exploitation of images with the Swope Art Museum copyright is specifically prohibited. If you wish to utilize images for commercial use, publication, or any purpose other than “fair use,” as defined by copyright laws, it is necessary to receive prior written permission from the Museum. Please see our Image Request Form and Fee Schedule.


How should I care for my own collection?

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic & Artistic Works provides a listing of professional conservators. Conservation Online maintains links to numerous web sites providing information about caring for art and artifact collections.