Collections Access

The museum is in the process of digitizing the entire collection of more than 10,000 items. Access is provided online. Brigham City Museum Online Collections Access

Anyone wishing to view a specific artifact at the museum must submit a request to our collections specialist at least two weeks (ten business days) in advance of the requested visit date, with object identification numbers, the number of people who will be visiting, and the purpose of the visit (scholarly research, personal, etc.). If approval to view an artifact is granted, the piece will be prepared for viewing and visitors will be allowed to see it in person. Please be aware that physical access is at the discretion of the Curator. Visitors may also be required during the visit to follow specific guidelines intended for the protection of collections. 

All research visits require a prior appointment and all decisions concerning access to collections will be made at the discretion of the Director. Access to certain items may be limited due to condition or other reasons established by the staff (in-person access to photographs and other two-dimensional materials is limited, as access to those materials is provided online). In considering requests for access, the museum must balance competing considerations such as the need to safeguard the collection and other demands on the staff. While we aim to fulfill all reasonable requests, preference is given to scholars, graduate students and staff of other museums. Projects for study must be specified in advance, and visitors must limit themselves to the material requested. Casual browsing and impromptu requests cannot be accommodated. All visitors to collection storage areas will be accompanied at all times by an assigned staff member. No handling or touching of any objects is permitted. Removal of materials from the building is strictly prohibited, unless a loan has been arranged (loans are made only to museums and similar institutions). The researcher is advised that the museum may not hold literary or other copyrights to some items, and that it is the researcher’s responsibility to secure these rights.