In fulfilling its mission as an educational resource, the Gregg Museum maintains collections of art, craft, and design for teaching, research, and preservation as well as a library of materials related to the collections. 

About Our Collections

The Gregg Museum’s on-site collections area.

The Gregg Museum’s permanent collection of more than 35,000 objects includes major holdings in textiles and apparel, ceramics, photography, Native American art, design and decorative arts, folk art, and works by self-taught artists. The museum also maintains an education collection of materials similar to those in the permanent collection, which can be used to enhance understanding through up-close, experiential learning. 

We believe in making art accessible. Objects from the museum’s permanent collection are periodically used in exhibitions, but are not always on view in the gallery spaces. Collection items not on display may be viewed at any time via the Gregg’s online catalog, and are also available for in-person research and study by appointment. To arrange for in-person research, please contact Associate Director and Registrar Mary Hauser for further details and to obtain the request form.

Please contact Mary Hauser with any questions. Due to a critical staffing shortage, the Gregg Museum is unable to consider or process collection or library donations until at least September 1, 2022. If you own an object that you feel will support the Gregg’s collection and exhibitions, please visit the Objects Donations page to learn more about this process.

About the Gregg’s Library


The Gregg Museum’s library, a non-lending collection of more than 3,000 books related to its holdings, is available to members of the NC State campus community and greater Triangle area by appointment. Search the library catalog to browse the books in the collection. Please contact Mary Hauser to schedule a visit.