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Beaumont Newhall Study Room

WHAT IT IS:

The Beaumont Newhall Study Room provides access to study works on paper from the UNM Art Museum’s vast collection that includes over 10,000 photographs and early cased objects, more than 10,000 prints which date from the Weltchronik (World Chronicle) 1493 to the present day, the Tamarind Lithography Archive, and nearly 1,000 drawings. This rich resource is available to scholars, students and faculty. Information for visits and policies are listed below.

The Enyeart/Malone Library and Archive comprises a significant collection of twentieth-century monographs and other photography related books, many of which are rare signed first editions. In addition, the archive contains materials from James Enyeart’s long professional career as an arts administrator (former Director of the George Eastman House, Center for Creative Photography and founding Director of the Marion Center, College of Santa Fe, to name just a few of his important appointments) which includes exhibition records, correspondence between photographers and other artists, audio, video tapes and other media files that profile artists lives.

The library/archive is open by appointment only. Please contact the curator or assistant curator, as listed below, to schedule an appointment.

Enyeart/Malone Library & Archive

CONTACTING US:

The Beaumont Newhall Study Room is open by appointment on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00-11:45 am and 1:30-4:00 pm. Please contact Sherri Sorensen, Collections Associate, (505.277.2953, sorensen@unm.edu) 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:

INDIVIDUALS:

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 Newhall Study Room early. Space is limited and a maximum of 8 students can be accommodated for individual viewing at one time.

CLASSES:

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 Sherri Sorensen or Michele Penhall 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.

PLEASE NOTE:

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.