Archives and Special Collections

Archives and Special Collections

Art Library

Honickman Art Library

The Honickman Art Library supports the educational, philosophical, and aesthetic principles of the Barnes Foundation. Its collection includes over 9,000 books, periodicals, and other resources on art, art history, visual literacy, conservation, art education, and more. Learn more

Archives and Special Collections

For documents related to the Foundation's history, correspondence from significant figures in our institution's history, and rare books, pamphlets, and exhibition catalogues, visit our archives and special collections. Learn more

Finding Aids

Finding aids are guides to archival and special collections material (eg, manuscripts, institutional records and documents, photographs), written to help you find and select items for your research. Learn more

Horticulture Library

Home to hundreds of books and guides relevant to the Foundation’s living collections and its horticultural programs, our Horticulture Library is located in Merion. Learn more