Research Hours & Fees

Tuesday – Friday, 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. by appointment only

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

Archives Appointments

$10 per person, per visit (FREE for Valentine Members); includes access to the Archives, admission to the Valentine exhibition galleries and a guided tour of the 1812 John Wickham House. Fees for news media are waived at the discretion of museum staff.  

Costume & Textile Collection Appointments

Appointments are 2 hours and include an 8 object maximum.
$80 per person, per appointment. Members receive 50% discount.

General Collections Appointments

Appointments to view objects in the Valentine’s Fine Arts, Decorative Arts, Industrial Artifacts and other object collections.
$40 per person, per hour. Members receive 50% discount.

Off-Site Research

Valentine staff can conduct remote research for you.
$40 per hour. Members receive 50% discount.

For rights and reproduction fees, see Valentine Production and Permission Fees (PDF).

To submit a research inquiry, to make a rights and reproductions request or to schedule a research appointment, visit Research.