Beaumont Newhall Study Room
WHAT IT IS:
The Beaumont Newhall Study Room provides access to works on paper, paintings, small sculptures, and decorative arts from the UNM Art Museum’s vast collection. This rich resource is available to scholars, students, and faculty. Information for visits and policies are listed below.
The Beaumont Newhall Study Room is open by appointment Tuesday through Friday, 10:00-11:45 am and 1:30-4:00 pm. Please contact Heather Kline, Collections Associate, (505.277.2953, firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule a visit.
We are located in the Center for the Arts building on the upper level accessible via the elevator in the UNM Art Museum foyer. All classes and visitors must enter through the main museum entrance to check backpacks, studio aprons, bags and other items at the front desk before proceeding. All visitors are asked to sign in and to read the guidelines for using the facility.
WHO MAY VISIT:
If you wish to see collection materials please email the name of the artist(s) or types of works you wish to study—for example, Ansel Adams, non-silver photographs, etchings, 20th century photographs—when you schedule an appointment. Collection lists are available and museum staff can help refine your search. Materials can be made available for a scheduled return visit. If students are reviewing work for class assignments, please advise them to visit the Beaumont Newhall Study Room early. Space is limited and a maximum of 8 students can be accommodated for individual viewing at one time.
The Beaumont Newhall Study Room may be scheduled for class visits Tuesday through Thursday, 10:00-11:45 and 1:30-4:00 pm. We accommodate groups up to approximately 20 students. For larger classes we recommend dividing the class into smaller groups. Please contact Heather Kline to schedule visits via e-mail. Instructors should inform the curatorial staff of the materials they would like their classes to view at least one week prior to the visit.
Please schedule your appointments early in the semester. While we do assist in your visit, the curatorial staff assumes that all teachers have selected materials based on specific predetermined lecture topics and that you alone will be lecturing and conducting the class. Although the curatorial staff is knowledgeable on many subjects, we cannot know the content of your class or syllabus and as the teacher, you are the best individual to present the course material to your students.
Only the curatorial staff is permitted to handle collection materials. If you are bringing a class, please familiarize them with the caution that must be exercised around unprotected artwork. Remember that most students have not had any experience with or exposure to original and valuable works of art.