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Materials & Materiality: Material Resource Center

A guide to locating physical materials as well as print and online sources on materials and their properties

About the Material Resource Center

Materials Collections beyond RISD

Materials collections located in art & design schools and other academic institutions.

Visit the Material Resource Center - 2nd floor room 204


above: 2009-2012
below: 2012-present

Mon - Thu   8:30am - 8pm
Fri              8:30am - 4:30pm
Sat             closed
Sun            5pm - 9pm

Up to 30 material samples may be borrowed for 14 days

For class visits or more information, contact
Mark Pompelia
, Visual + Material Resource Librarian
401 709-5935
Office Hours:

Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm

After 4:30pm and on weekends
contact the Picture Collection

MRC in the News
core77 article


Images courtesy of d. seliger, core77

Special Collections at RISD's Material Resource Center