Research

Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library

An art research facility, the Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library collection focuses on the art of the Dallas Museum of Art while providing general information about art and art history of all periods.

The Dallas Museum of Art Archives

The Dallas Museum of Art Archives was established to preserve and administer the Museum's permanent institutional records and special collections.

Paintings Conservation Studio

The DMA’s Paintings Conservation Studio is located on the top floor of the Museum’s South Concourse. Featuring high quality technology, the Studio serves as a center for study and treatment of works of art, as well as research into cutting-edge conservation techniques.

Publications

The Dallas Museum of Art has published over 300 exhibition and collection catalogues. Several publications are available online.  To look at older titles that are no longer available for sale, visit the museum’s Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Library.

Visitor Centered Research

The Dallas Museum of Art’s Framework for Engaging with Art (FEA) is based on a groundbreaking, seven-year study that provides understanding of the preferences and behaviors of museum visitors. The study and its findings led to fundamental changes in all aspects of the DMA’s practices and programs.