Frequently Asked Questions

With origins dating to the 1750s, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the world's leading university art museums with collections of more than 112,000 works of art that range from ancient to contemporary art and concentrate geographically on the Mediterranean regions, Western Europe, China, the United States and Latin America. Committed to advancing Princeton’s teaching and research missions, the Art Museum also serves as a gateway to the University for visitors from around the world.

Check the Museum’s online calendar to learn about special digital Art Museum events.

How do I become a member?  Simply click here and begin enjoying your benefits immediately. For questions about Friends membership or to learn about Friends volunteer opportunities, please call (609) 258–4057 or e-mail

For press and other special photography, including film and videotape projects, please contact museumpr@princeton.eduSee Image Use and Access for more information about requests regarding photographs of works of art owned by the Museum for any purpose other than private and noncommercial. The Museum reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to withhold and/or withdraw permission to photograph on its premises or to reproduce photographs of objects in its collection.

How can I obtain images of works in the Museum's collections?

See our Image Use and Access policy.

How do I learn about events at the Art Museum?
Check our website’s events calendar, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and sign up for our biweekly eNewsletter. Join the Friends to receive the Museum’s quarterly magazine.

How do I donate to the Museum?
If you are interested in donating a work of art, consult the staff directory to contact the appropriate curator, who will be pleased to assist you. If you are interested in supporting the Museum through a financial contribution, please visit our donate now page.

Can the Museum appraise a work in my personal collection?

The Museum cannot conduct appraisals for objects in private collections. The following websites feature searchable databases of appraisers who meet the membership requirements of the respective associations. This list is not all-inclusive and does not indicate any preference or recommendation by the Art Museum.