Research

Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, in-person research appointments are cancelled until further notice.

Beginning December 1, 2021, much of our collection will be inaccessible until further notice due to construction on our campus. Please contact our research staff for more information about what portions of the collection may remain accessible remotely.

Explore the Valentine’s collection through object research. Our staff will work with you to uncover the history of your house; to find a photograph to illustrate a book or research paper; to discover objects produced by local businesses; or to see examples of fashions made, sold or worn in Richmond.

Please use form below to submit requests for research inquiries and appointments or for rights and reproductions. Inquiries will generally be answered in 2 business days. If you do not receive a response after this time, please check your “spam” folder.

Object appointments (Costume & Textiles and General Collections) must be requested at least 1 month in advance.

Research Inquiry Form

See also: Research Hours & Fees | Preparing For Your Research Visit | Collection Database