10. The BAM Archives

The archives of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) is located inside an office at 1000 Dean, where 3,000 linear square feet of items from 1857 to the present day are organized and catalogued. More than a collection of playbills and posters, the archive aims to also capture the “communities—civic and artistic—that built the institution…[and the] history of performing arts in the US, and Brooklyn’s social history.” The archives can be visited by appointment or during Open House New York weekend.

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