Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room

The Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room (OASR) offers students, scholars, and members of the public unprecedented access to the PMA collection. In this intimate, on-site location, visitors are able to immerse themselves in the collection. The OASR is multipurpose in terms of its use and the audience that it serves, including:

• Fulfilling requests to view collection objects from scholars
• Inviting high school and college classes to view art up close
• Allowing dedicated space for internal exhibition planning and collection review
• Hosting staff, docent, and Trustee educational training sessions
• Providing behind-the-scenes tours for special interest groups
• Serving as an internal studio for ongoing photography of collection objects

Making an appointment at the Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room

The Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room (OASR) is intended for the examination of original works of art by staff, contractors, and volunteers; by the PMA Collection Committee; and by members of the public and regional secondary and college-level classes by appointment. Visitors, including museum volunteers such as docents, are required to identify works of art with two weeks advance notice, and may be contacted by curators and registrars for further discussion or clarification. In rare circumstances, works will not be available due to fragility or size.  
Download a copy of the OASR Guidelines

Please familiarize yourself with the OASR Guidelines prior to making your reservation.

Note: While visits to the OASR are monitored by museum staff, the visit does not include staff-led programming. Faculty and teachers are responsible for their group's facilitation, instruction and discussion, unless otherwise explicitly arranged with PMA staff.

Identify the artworks you'd like to view

Visit the Collection Online to search or browse the artworks in the PMA Collection. Only works from the museum’s collection are available for viewing. Works that are not in the museum's collection, are on loan, or are already on display are not available during OASR appointments. 

Note the Artist Name, Title of Work, and Accession Number

See the highlighted areas below for reference

Contact the collection staff to make your reservation

Click here to begin your reservation. By submitting this form, you are acknowledging that you have read and understand the guidelines of the OASR. All fields in the email must be completed to make your appointment. Upon receipt of your completed reservation form, a member of the collection staff will be in touch to finalize your appointment. Please note: Your OASR appointment is not finalized without written confirmation from the PMA collection staff.

OASR Hours

Available by appointment only, on Wednesdays and Thursdays
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Generously supported by William D. Hamill and Harold and Peggy L. Osher

The Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room is named in honor of Honorary Trustee Peggy L. Osher for her incredible service to the museum.

Thank you to our partners

Designed by Scott Simons Architects, constructed by Wright-Ryan Construction, and with furniture by Angela Adams, Sherwood Hamill, and Jamie Johnston Furniture.

Your Museum, Reimagined is a multiyear project based around improved access, and will fundamentally change the way the public interacts with the PMA, its collection, its programs, and more. 

Learn more about Your Museum, Reimagined by clicking the links below:

Collection Catalogue

The Collection Online

Peggy L. Osher Art Study and Collection Committee Conference Room

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