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Records of the Exhibitions Department (RG-23)

Identifier: RG-23


  • 1936-2012 [minimally processed; subject to change]

Conditions Governing Access - Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

The collection is minimally processed. 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).

Conditions Governing Access - Library of Virginia

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

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.


93.75 Linear Feet (75 boxes) : VMFA Holdings

99.25 Linear Feet (190 boxes) : Library of Virginia Holdings

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The collection is minimally processed. Folder level inventories will be added as they are completed.


The collection was transferred from the Exhibitions Department through periodic deposits.

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)
Devon Kramer, Archives Intern (2011) and Erica Borey, Records Manager (2016); Finding aid encoded by Courtney Tkacz, VMFA Archivist (2020)
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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