University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota
School of Architecture College of Design

U of M Teaching and Research

GMD invites faculty from the U of MN to incorporate object-based learning in their coursework, research and interdisciplinary projects.  GMD staff can also arrange a focused viewing of collection objects for classes in McNeal Hall.

To view objects for classes or research, contact Jean McElvain at 612-625-2737 or You can search the collections online for ideas of objects to use in your class.

The Collections Research Center

The Goldstein Museum of Design offers public access to all of its resources. Dedicated to the care and study of our permanent collection, the Collections Research Center provides supervised access to collections and archival materials for University and community users. The Center also houses a reference library that is open to the public by appointment.

As a teaching museum, the Goldstein invites faculty from the University and other institutions to use our collections and knowledge in their coursework, research and other collaborative efforts.  We can also work with faculty to arrange a focused viewing of objects from the collection for their classes.

The Collections are housed in climate controlled storage areas and are not on permanent public display.  However they are teaching collections and the public is encouraged to utilize this unique resource.

To view objects from any of the collections areas, appointments can be scheduled one to two weeks in advance. Click here to view collection access fees. Please call the Research Center at 612-625-2737 or email and we will be happy to assist you.









Group in GMD's Research Center
Fall 2011

Contact Information

Goldstein Museum of Design

364 McNeal Hall,

1985 Buford Ave, St. Paul, MN 55108

P: 612-624-7434 |

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