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Frequently Asked Questions for the Collections Department

We receive many reference inquiries here at the Museum of the City of New York, primarily through our research email (research@mcny.org). The Museum makes every effort to answer questions directly … Continue reading

March 21, 2017 · Leave a comment

Tales from recent work with the Costume Collection

This week’s post is from Grace Hernandez, Assistant Curator of the Costumes and Textiles Collection.  Over the fast few years, the Museum has been defining and honing the scope of … Continue reading

March 7, 2017 · Leave a comment

The Challenges of different types of hanging hardware

Visitors to the Museum may walk through the galleries and imagine that installation of an exhibition isn’t that much different than decorating your own home, just on a larger scale.  … Continue reading

January 31, 2017 · 1 Comment

What skating rink is that? Who lived in that house? Solving mysteries in the collection.

From time to time, the Collections Department receives inquiries from the public about the information associated with images we’ve cataloged online.   The data in the catalog records is pulled from … Continue reading

September 17, 2013 · Leave a comment

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