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As a City of Springfield department, all employment opportunities are listed on the city's job page.
Pencils are allowed in the galleries and are available at the Visitor Services Desk. Other materials including paint and ink are not permitted.
No, Museum curators and other staff cannot provide information on the monetary value, authentication or appraisals of art objects. Appraisals and authentication should be carried out by a certified appraiser or reputable auction house. Please contact any of the following national organizations to find an appraiser in your area or region:
No, unless specifically identified as interactive, please join us in preserving art for everyone and for the future. Please do not touch/climb on the works of art.
Artists or traveling exhibitors may reach out to Sarah Buhr, Curator of Art with exhibition proposals at [email protected] or (417) 874-2860. The Museum's galleries are typically scheduled 3-5 years in advance. Immediate exhibition opportunities are rarely available.
The Museum maintains the Mary Louise Rosenbauer research library, which is currently a private resource. However, special access may be arranged based on need. You can contact the Museum's main desk at (417) 837-5700 for more information. Selections from the research library that relate to current exhibitions, topics, or artists on view are available for the general public to peruse in the Museum's "Reading Room," located in our Courtyard Gallery. The Family Art Lab & Book Nook contain many books for visitors to enjoy during their visit to the Museum.
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For press inquiries, please contact Joshua Best, Museum Affairs Officer for Audience Development at [email protected] or (417) 874-2589.
No. However there is a Preparator and an Exhibition Manager on staff who would be happy to offer advice on proper framing and preservation of your item or artwork. Please call the museum at 417-837-5700 and ask for the Preparator or the Exhibition Manager for more information.
The museum cannot endorse specific conservators. Excellent information on selecting a conservator is available from the American Institute for Conservation.
Yes, photography, without the use of flash, for personal use is permitted in the galleries, unless otherwise indicated (some traveling exhibitions may forbid photography). Please note that works of art, although owned by the Museum, may be protected by copyright, publication rights or related interests that are not owned by the museum. Commercial photography is not allowed in the galleries; however, it may be permitted in public spaces where art is not on display. Contact Joshua Best, Museum Affairs Officer for Audience Development at [email protected] or (417) 874-2859 for more details, or to request permission.
The Museum is not giving permission to exploit any 3rd party rights. It is your responsibility to obtain whatever copyright or other permissions may be required from an artist, his / her agent, his / her estate or any other 3rd party rights holder.
Yes, there is a Pop-Up Museum Shop located in our lobby that can be shopped during the Museum's hours of operation. For more information about our hours of operation, please visit our website.
No. The Museum is not available for public or private event rentals at this time.
Parking is available in the Museum's west parking lot or along Bennett Street. Buses may unload at the front entrance. After unloading, buses should park along the western edge of the parking lot. Additional parking is available at nearby Phelps Grove Park or the Perry Tennis Courts.