Information for Researchers


Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

The Decorative Arts Department Records are the physical property of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. The Museum holds literary rights only for material created by Museum personnel or given to the Museum with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, literary rights, including copyright, belong to the authors or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for obtaining permission from rights holders for publication and for other purposes where stated.

Preferred Citation

[Item identification and date], [Series info.], Decorative Arts Department Records, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Separated Material

"Second Empire Exhibition Records." Moved to European Decorative Arts after 1700 Department Records (EDA).


Related Material

Medieval Art Department Records. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives.

Costume and Textiles Department Records. Philadelphia Museum of Art, Archives. Includes Prentice correspondence concerning textiles.