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Records of the Curatorial Department (RG-03)

Identifier: RG-03


  • 1928-2019 [minimally processed; subject to change]

Conditions Governing Access

The collection is minimally unprocessed. Requests to perform research must be submitted to the VMFA Archives at least one business day in advance.

As custodians of public records, VMFA only restricts access to public records when sensitive information is present. Such restrictions are applied in accordance with the Virginia Freedom of Information Act (Code of Virginia, § 2.2-3700 thru § 2.2-3714) and the Government Data Collection and Dissemination Practices Act (Code of Virginia, § 2.2-3800 thru § 2.2-3809).


The collection is subject to all copyright laws. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by copyright, beyond that allowed by fair use, requires the researcher to obtain permission of copyright holders.


208.75 Linear Feet (159 boxes; 4,385 folders)

Language of Materials



The collection is organized into five series. Series 1 is divided into sub-series by curator, arranged chronologically by when the curator joined the museum staff. Series 2 is divided into sub-series by collection, arranged chronologically by when the collection was accessioned.

Series 1
Curator Files, 1962-2014, undated
Series 2
Collection Files, 1963-1996, undated
Series 3
Subject Files, 1928-2009, undated
Series 4
Institute for Contemporary Art (ICA), 1976-1999, undated
Series 5
Declined Accessions, undated


The collection was transferred from the Curatorial Department through periodic deposits since 1987.

Finding Aids to the Institutional Records of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the VMFA Archives | Records of the Curatorial Department
Record Group 03 (RG-03)
Courtney Yevich Tkacz, VMFA Archivist
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Repository Details

Part of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Archives Repository

Margaret R. and Robert M. Freeman Library
200 N. Arthur Ashe Boulevard
Richmond VA 23220-4007 United States