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Yale University: Yale Museums and Galleries

Research access guide for Yale University.

General Information

Facility: Yale Museum
Address: 1111 Chapel St.
New Haven, CT 06511
Phone: (203) 432-0600
Email: (Please replace # with @)
Schedule: Hours of Operation

About the Museum:

Founded in 1832, the Yale Museum is comprised of four separate collections: the Yale University Art Gallery, Peabody Museum of National History, Center for British Art, and Collection of Musical Instruments.

For more information regarding the Japanese collection, please contact David Ake Sensabaugh by email.

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Summary of Collections

Collection size: as of August 2014

The items in the Yale University Art Gallery's collection number approximately 200,000, which includes an Asian Art collection comprised of approximately 6,700 items, of which one third is Japanese. Collection highlights include Chinese ceramics and paintings, as well as Japanese paintings and prints.

The Yale Collection of Musical Instruments includes a small collection of non-Western instruments, including some Asian instruments.

Yale Museum URL:

Art Gallery URL:

Collection of Musical Instruments URL:


A database of approximately 138,000 items from the Gallery's collections. It is searchable by department, title, geography, classification, medium, accession number, artist/creator, culture, and availability.


How to Use the Facility

Using the Collections

Access to the Yale University Gallery is free and open to the public. They also offer access to their collections through a number of special study rooms and archives. For information on each of these, please visit their Resources page.

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