Princeton University Art Museum
Founded in 1882, the Princeton University Art Museum is one of the oldest collecting institutions in the country. It houses over 92,000 works of art ranging form ancient times to the present day. The collection is particularly strong in Mediterranean, Western European, Chinese, American, and Latin American art. The collection also features 27,000 photographs representing the evolution of photography from its origins to the digital camera age. The museum was founded in 1882 as the Museum of Historic Art and was located in Nassau Hall, which is now used for administrative offices.
Backstory and Context
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