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Content Requests: Welcome

This guide is intended for researchers who would like to request information relevant to the Saint Louis Art Museum

Placing Requests for Image Rights or Research Scans

Documentation relevant to the Saint Louis Art Museum's art collection, exhibitions, and programming may be located across multiple departments. Those seeking information may expedite their research by contacting the relevant department directly.

  • Image Rights / Saint Louis Art Museum Collection + Images of People, Buildings, Exhibitions, Events

             Best source for those hoping to obtain image rights for objects in the Museum's art collection

Jason Gray, Image Rights Manager

  • Museum Archives / Institutional Records + Museum History

Best source for those seeking historic documentation relevant to Museum activities, including past exhibitions, correspondence, programming, and planning files

Jenna Stout, Museum Archivist

  • Museum Collection + Exhibition Data

Best source for those seeking qualitative and quantitative data pertaining to accessioned artworks in the Museum’s collection

Elizabeth Casner, Collections Information Manager

  • Museum Publications / Richardson Memorial Library

Best source for those seeking scans of Museum publications, including exhibition catalogues, annual reports, and bulletins

Library Staff

  • Registration Documentation / Art Collection of Saint Louis Art Museum 

Best source for those seeking provenance, exhibition / publication information and general scholarship for specific objects in the Museum's art collection

Pat Boulware, Collections Documentation Assistant

Provenance Inquiries

The Role of the Library + Archives

Article IV of the American Library Association's Code of Ethics requires that librarians "respect intellectual property rights and advocate balance between the interests of information users and rights holders."

Section 108 of the U.S. Copyright Act authorizes libraries and archives to reproduce and distribute certain copyrighted works without permission on a limited basis for the purposes of preservation, replacement, and individual research.