Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives
Philadelphia Museum of Art Archives

Audio Visual Department Records Edit




  • 1930-2010 (Creation)


  • 35 linear feet (Whole)


  • Abstract

    The Collection contains media from PMA events, including exhibitions, interviews, lectures and shows.

  • Processing Information

    A selection of materials were digitized in 2017 with the generous assistance of the Philadelphia Museum of Art Women's Committee. Please contact the Archives for the link password to access the files.

  • Access Restrictions

    The collection is open for research. However, viewing access may be limited depending on the format of the object.

  • Use Restrictions

    Audio Visual Department Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes as stated.

  • Preferred Citation

    [Item identification and date], [Series info.], Audio Visual Department Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Library and Archives.

  • Scope and Contents

    The Audio Visual Department Records Collection was transferred from the AV Department to the Archives Department in January, 2017. The collection consists of 18 boxes of 8mm and 16mm films and 24 boxes containing 1/2", 3/4", Betacam, D2, DVCam, SVHS, audio tapes and CDs and DVDs.

    The collection contains a wide-range of commercial media from Philadelphia Museum of Art events, including footage from exhibitions, interviews, lectures and shows.

  • Language of Materials

    Materials predominately in English.