Japanese American National Museum

Contact Information

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Address
Hours
Tuesday-Sunday, 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday, 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. CLOSED MONDAYS.
Contact
Website

34.0494674, -118.2385001

Access and Management

Access

Available to the public?
Yes
Available to outside researchers?
Yes
Reservations required?
Yes
Onsite technology available
Yes
Public fee amount
$12 Adults; $6 Seniors (62+); $6 Students with ID and Youth (ages 6-17); Museum members and children 5 and Under FREE.
Catalog System
TMS. For uncataloged holdings, accession files are used.
Repository
Yes
Access procedures

The museum encourages students and scholars to use the collections. Some materials may have restricted use due to privacy/sensitivity issues. Researchers must call ahead to schedule an appointment.

Management

Archive / Collection information

The Japanese American National Museum holds a wide variety of materials documenting the Japanese American experience from a Japanese American perspective. Built around broad historical eras and themes of Japanese American experience, the holdings are used to fulfill the museum’s mission "to promote understanding and appreciation of America's ethnic and cultural diversity by sharing the Japanese American experience." The National Museum's general collection includes bibliographic materials, three-dimensional objects, fine art, photographs, oral history recordings, and moving images. The museum also maintains a public research library and archival collections.