How to access the Archives
The Burchfield Penney Art Center holds vast archives including tens of thousands of clippings, journals, sketches, recordings and other materials. There are numerous ways to access our archival material, including viewing it in the Collection Study Gallery and the Study Center, or requesting assistance from our professional researchers.
Research Requests Policy and Procedure
The Burchfield Penney Art Center will conduct research, when possible, regarding artists and arts organizations of Western New York. After an initial review of our archival holdings, to ascertain the extent of material available, we will make a recommendation regarding what research is possible. After the initial review, the cost for research is $200 per hour, or free for members at the Burchfield Circle ($1,000) level and above level. To inquire about a Western New York related arts topic, please send an email Tullis Johnson.
Archives Access Policy
The Archives at the Burchfield Penney Art Center contains significant (and in some cases, the most comprehensive) records on the arts and artists of Western New York. Public access is during weekday hours from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment only. Please email Tullis Johnson to schedule an appointment. Although the Archives is open to the public, preferential treatment is given to our membership when scheduling time in the Archives.