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About the Archive

A primary collection of The Noguchi Museum Archives, the Isamu Noguchi Archive contains the most comprehensive body of information on the life and work of Isamu Noguchi. The Isamu Noguchi Archive consists of manuscripts; correspondence; exhibition, publication, and project records; press clippings; and architectural drawings, as well as documentation of the many objects, artifacts, and tools Noguchi collected during his travels throughout his lifetime.

The Isamu Noguchi Archive also houses a vast photography collection encompassing more than 28,000 images dating from the early 1900s to the present day. Photographs depict Noguchi’s artworks, exhibitions, studios, portraits, and travels in multiple formats, including more than 9,000 photographs taken by Noguchi himself.

Thanks to lead support from the Henry Luce Foundation, Isamu Noguchi’s extant archival holdings have been fully catalogued and digitized. The vast majority of these holdings are now digitally accessible to the greater public as a result of this generous support.

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The Noguchi Museum works in collaboration with Artists Rights Society to manage the intellectual property of Isamu Noguchi. To request permission to publish a photograph or receive access to download high resolution images, please email

Due to our full digital accessibility, appointments to view specific materials from the physical collection are available on a limited basis. Arrangements can be made with the Museum’s Archivist by writing to We recommend making requests at least two weeks in advance.

The Isamu Noguchi Foundation
and Garden Museum, New York
32-37 Vernon Boulevard
Long Island City, New York 11106

Janine Biunno
718-204-7088 x210

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With more than 33,000 documents and 28,000 photographs digitized, the related metadata describing the materials found in the digital collections of The Isamu Noguchi Archive are an ongoing work in progress. The Noguchi Museum works continuously to identify persons and sites depicted as well as photographers of uncredited works. If you have any information that might aid in identifying or locating rights-holders, persons, or locations, please fill out the form below.

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Isamu Noguchi Collection, Catalogue Raisonné, and Archive Terms & Conditions

Documents, photographs, artwork, and other materials held by The Noguchi Museum are protected by copyright and require permission for use. By accessing the digital collections of The Noguchi Museum, you accept and acknowledge the terms set forth in our Terms & Conditions. Any unauthorized usage of materials accessed from The Noguchi Museum's digital collections is strictly prohibited.