Prints, Drawings, and Photographs Study Room

The Prints, Drawings, and Photographs (PDP) Study Room offers researchers and the public opportunities to see works that cannot be put on permanent view in the galleries. Because works on paper are sensitive to light, temperature, and humidity, these objects are kept in climate and light-controlled environments. Visitors are invited to see these works in temporary exhibitions, or by special appointment in the PDP Study Room.

Most of the Museum’s collection is accessible through a collections search. If you cannot locate a particular object of interest, please contact our department and we will try to assist with your inquiry. However, given the significant number of requests we receive, the Museum is unable to do extensive independent research on behalf of visitors or scholars.


Hours: Monday–Friday, 10–4 pm
Capacity: 12 people maximum

Prior to your visit

We kindly request that you review the prints, drawings, and photographs study room guidelines.

Scheduling and preparing for your visit

To make an appointment, please send an email with preferred dates and times to the Department of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at .

We kindly request that you schedule your appointment at least two weeks in advance for groups of five or fewer, and three weeks in advance for larger groups.

Please include a list of your requested objects detailing the artist, title, date, and accession number, at least 10 days in advance of your visit.

Any requested objects for viewing are subject to the department’s approval. Works that are oversized or fragile may be unavailable for display. If you are scheduling a class visit, please note that while WAM’s print room staff will facilitate access to the collection, it is the instructor’s responsibility to prepare the lecture related to the material requested.