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Records of the Exhibitions Department (RG-23)

Identifier: RG-23


The collection documents the work of the Exhibitions Department from 19xx-20xx, including exhibition planning and implementation, collections management, and ...


  • 19xx-20xx [minimally processed; subject to change]


The collection is minimally processed OR 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).

For records held at Library of Virginia, access to specific materials within this accession are restricted as follows: Architectural drawings and access system details (Code of Virginia 2.2-3705.2(2)); Closed meeting records of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Board of Trustees (Code of Virginia 2.2-3711(0)); Certain financial records that may jeopardize the security of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and its collections and records disclosing the identity of anonymous donors (by agency request). Access to restricted materials may be granted only with the written permission of the Director of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts or with the written permission of the Archivist of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.


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.


x Linear Feet (xx boxes; xx folders VMFA Holdings xx boxes; xx folders Library of Virginia Holdings)

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(OPTION 1) The collection is organized into xx series, and items are generally arranged chronologically within each series. Items with no date are generally placed at the end at each series.

(OPTION 2) The collection is unprocessed. Folder level inventories will be added as they are completed.
Series 1
Schaffer Collection, 1934-1947, undated


The collection was transferred from the Exhibitions Department through periodic deposits since 19xx. (OR remove "since 19xx" if not accessioned or was processed as backlog and deposit date was unknown)

Processing Information

In general, during processing, all publications are removed and added to the VMFA Library’s holdings and original newspaper clippings are photocopied, with identifiers transferred, and then destroyed. Original folder titles are retained, when provided.
Finding Aids to the Institutional Records of the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in the VMFA Archives | Records of the Exhibitions Department
Record Group 23 (RG-23)
Erica Borey, Records Manager
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Repository Details

Part of the Archives Repository

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