Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts


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Short Introduction

The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (PAFA) houses a library, museum, archive and a school. The collections are focused on 19th-20th Century American painting, photography and sculpture.

Muybridge highlights include an illustrated letter from Muybridge to PAFA regarding his room and projection setup preferences for the lecture he delivered on 12th February 1883 and the invitation card for the reception given by Muybridge to the “subscribers to his work ‘Animal Locomotion’ for the purpose of examining the proof impressions of the plates.”

Rights & Reproduction Information

High quality digital images of photographs can be requested via museum website. For more information on Rights and Reproduction, email
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Collection Items:


Books by Muybridge: 1

Books concerning Muybridge: 1

Newspaper Cuttings: Various

Periodicals: Various

Booklets: Various

Exhibition Material

Press Releases: 1

Other: 1

Unpublished paper & documents

Letters: 1

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Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
128 N. Broad Street
Philadelphia PA

Phone: +1 215-972-2056



Lead Contact:
Gale Rawson - Registrar(

Open Hours:
Galleries: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am to 5 pm

Accessibility of Muybridge Collections to Public:
Nothing on display – contact the Registrar, Gale Rawson after June 31, 2010,