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PMA Collections Research

Recommended steps to help you search for information about objects in the Museum’s permanent collection.

In addition to catalogs that accompany specific exhibitions, the museum also publishes catalogs that describe objects in our permanent collection.  Copies of all catalogs, as well as copies of exhibition labels, are available in the library reading room.

Museum Handbook

The PMA Handbook features more than five hundred masterpieces from the museum’s world-renowned holdings, each illustrated in colour and accompanied by a brief text written by the museum’s curators.

The museum’s online collection database contains basic information about museum objects.  For those objects that appear in the PMA Handbook, their handbook entries are also included. 

PMA Publications