Who can utilise museum items for research?

MEK’s items are available to any interested persons, including those who are interested for personal reasons. However, for logistical reasons, use of museum items for research can be limited, and any decisions in this matter are made on a case-by-case basis by the Head of Inventory. In the future, thanks to the Studio Warehouse, use of these collections for research will be possible in all cases.

Searching the collections (for research).

Please indicate the topics/time period which interests you, either by mail, telephone, e-mail, or in-person. We will work with you to find a convenient time, a way to address your interests and which kind of access to the archives will serve best.

Accessing the collections for research:

After you choose which collections you are interested in, please submit your request (either online or on-site utilizing the appropriate form). A request should include:

  • The catalogue number(s) of the item
  • A brief description of the topic/time period
  • A brief summation of why you wish to access the material
  • The first and last name of the person making the request (this also could include the institution which the person represents)
  • The date of the request

In order to use our collections, you must present a valid form of personal identification.

There are no costs for conducting research in the collections.

Borrowing items from the collection:

One must always submit a request, in writing, to the Director of the Museum. This request should include all necessary information, as well as a guarantee of safety. If the Director agrees (taking into account the feasibility of preparing materials for transport), the Head of Inventory will arrange the appropriate contract. 

Description of Ethnographic Museum’s collection
For more information on the MEK’s collection and its selected exhibits, visit the tab Collections.