• Archives

    More than 100 years of institutional records and associated manuscript collections chronicle not only the Museum’s history, but also the artistic and cultural development of Houston.

  • Conservation

    The conservation department works behind the scenes to safeguard the works of art in the Museum’s care. Conservators are responsible for the overall care of artworks, conservation treatment, and establishing safe environmental conditions.

  • ICAA

    The International Center for the Arts of the Americas, or ICAA, is the research institute of the Latin American Art Department at the MFAH. Since its founding, the ICAA has organized research-based exhibitions; pursued a dynamic publishing program; and developed research and education projects that complement the Museum’s collection of Latin American art.

  • Libraries

    The libraries serve Museum staff, art researchers, college students, and the public by collecting, providing accesss to, and preserving information about the arts.

  • Works on Paper Study Center

    On any given day, the Museum exhibits only a small portion of its prints, drawings, and photographs. However, these works of art are still available for viewing at the Works on Paper Study Center. Scholars, school groups, collectors, MFAH Members, and the general public are invited to make appointments to visit the Works on Paper Study Center in the Beck Building.

  • Hill Texas Artisans & Artists Archive

    In the 19th century, Texas artisans and artists created ceramics, furniture, textiles, metalworks, photographs, paintings, and works on paper. Their lives, practices, and products are captured in the census records, city directories, newspapers and primary sources accessible in the Hill Archive.

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