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Category Archives: Institutional Archives

Frequently Asked Questions for Rights & Reproductions

We receive many inquiries at the Museum of the City of New York regarding rights and reproductions for objects in our collections. Below are some frequently asked questions and responses. … Continue reading

May 2, 2017 · 4 Comments

From Taxidermy to Technology: the Exhibition Evolution at the Museum of the City of New York

While the Collections Department focuses its attention on the custodianship of the Museum’s vast collection of over 750,000 objects – including photographs, prints, theatrical material, manuscripts, furniture and decorative arts, … Continue reading

November 22, 2016 · Leave a comment

Vandamm Studio

27 years. Over 2,000 Broadway productions. Countless negatives of every conceivable actor who graced the New York stage. Saying that the Vandamm Studio was the photograph studio for Broadway would … Continue reading

April 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Great Bygone Museum Tour

Ladies and Gentleman! Step this way! My dear blog readers, please accompany me on a tour to discover the unique and marvelous history of museums in New York City.  Be … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 6 Comments

“145 Bluebells of Scotland and a Swiss Cheese to You!” – Corresponding with Carl Van Vechten

In May of 2013, with the generous support of the Gladys Kriebel Delmas Foundation,  the Museum of the City of New York hired Project Archivist Boni Joi Koelliker to begin … Continue reading

August 13, 2013 · 1 Comment

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