Answered By: Alyssa Mitchell
Last Updated: Dec 07, 2018     Views: 198

If you are trying to cite information from a museum website, such as a museum written description of an artwork, it is recommended to cite it as website with the museum as the author in addition to having a reference for the actual artwork.  


For APA, I would use the following format: 

Name of Museum. (date). Title of webpage. Retrieved from URL

Here is an example using Jackson Pollock's Number 5, 1950, which is owned by the Cleveland Museum of Art:

The Cleveland Museum of Art. (2016). Number 5, 1990: Description. Retrieved from


For MLA, I would use the following format:

Name of Museum. "Title of webpage." URL. Accessed date.

Example: The Cleveland Museum of Art. "Number 5, 1990: Description." Accessed 4 December 2018.

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