Research Hours & Fees

Due to the global Coronavirus pandemic, in-person research appointments are currently prohibited. 

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

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.