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Collections at Yale

From prehistoric fossils to historical documents and contemporary works of art, Yale’s natural and cultural heritage collections tell infinite stories of life on our planet and illuminate the human experience. Curators, educators, and scholars from every corner of the university join to protect, share, and contextualize Yale’s collections. Your gift in support of collections at Yale is a pledge to safeguard our shared heritage and propel humanity forward.
Paintings hang in collections storage

Making Art Accessible

A Yale conservator examines a painting

Making Art Accessible

A gift from Mary Jo and Ted Shen ’66 supports a significant relocation of works of art belonging to the Yale University Art Gallery.

Preserving Art for Posterity

World-Class Meteorite Collection Donated to Yale

Making Art Accessible

Beyond the Bookshelves with Yale’s Librarian

Architectural rendering of the exterior of the Peabody Museum of Natural History

Coming Soon

A dinosaur skeleton on view at the Peabody Museum

Coming Soon

The Peabody Museum
Home to an extensive collection of objects and artifacts, the Yale Peabody Museum tells the story of our planet, the life it supports, and the history and cultures it has fostered. The museum will reopen in spring 2024 following a transformative renovation.

Preserve Our Shared History

You can help safeguard Yale’s collections and support scholars working with these irreplacable artifacts. Make your gift online now, or explore the many ways you help make a lasting difference.

For Humanity

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For Humanity Illuminated

Collections & Cultural Heritage in the Digital Age

Members of the Yale community gathered in London for an exploration of groundbreaking work being done at Yale and beyond to preserve the world’s treasures while achieving greater democratization in the management of collections.

Read more and watch the full program.

More Collections

Testimony taping of concentration camp survivor Pierre T. in 1987

July 7, 2022

An Archive of Holocaust Testimony

A bequest from Helene Fortunoff supports the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies.
Lillian Goldman Law Library

December 5, 2022

Preserving Access to the World’s Digital Memory

With support from the Alfred P. Sloan and Mellon Foundations, Yale University Library’s EaaSI program is conquering digital obsolescence for future generations of researchers
Entrance to the Yale University Art Gallery

August 2, 2021

Midcentury Masterpieces Come to Yale University Art Gallery

A recent gift from the Friday Foundation has brought additional works by Mark Rothko and Franz Kline to the Yale University Art Gallery.