Sample Inquiry Letters:

"exhibit 650+ words request to new or infrequant contact at a museum"


Volunteers write email letters on behalf of TFAO from their own computers using their personal email addresses. The following letter may be used as a template for tailoring an email to a specific person in a museum.


Subject: (name of exhibition)



We wish to publish an article, essay, or both, for this exhibition in Traditional Fine Arts Organization's Resource Library

Potential visitors to this exhibit, plus scholars, curators, educators, students and others - whether seeking further knowledge and understanding of American art now or in future years - will greatly appreciate materials you make available.

We invite your institution to submit for publication the following text materials:  

-- new essay or previously published essay or article, with copyright held by author or museum

-- news release

-- artwork captions and wall panel texts

-- checklist

-- other texts

Resource Library requires at least 650 words from all related texts - beyond information about your institution - to publish an article. We also welcome .jpg images or artworks.

Before emailing materials, please review text materials and images within our Submitting materials guidelines. 

Best regards,


TFAO Volunteer

Traditional Fine Arts Organization


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About volunteering at TFAO

Traditional Fine Arts Organization's (TFAO) Digital Library and its publication Resource Library welcome volunteers to further the broadening of knowledge of American representational art. College interns are also welcome.

When you become a virtual volunteer you can help TFAO any time and anywhere. Projects are completed off-site in residences of volunteers or at other locations where access to the Internet and/or OCR scanning equipment are available.

Virtual volunteering is suited for individuals studying library science, art history and and others who enjoy research in order to expand and make more readily available knowledge of American fine arts. Interns and volunteers choose their own hours. We are proud to acknowledge our volunteers' efforts in published texts. Project-related out-of-pocket expenses are reimbursable.

Do you want to learn more about virtual volunteering at TFAO? Please send an email to:

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