Welcome to our Online Collections Database!

The High Point Museum cares for over 37,000 artifacts, photographs, and archival collections. The Online Collections Database contains information about and photographs of a selection of those items. The Database is a work in progress and is frequently updated. Please contact the Museum for the most complete information about the collection. The contents of the Database are presented for educational and research use only and may not be reproduced without the consent of the High Point Museum.

Tips for Searching

Keyword Search

The Keyword Search button allows you to perform a general search across multiple fields for any catalog records online. Keyword searches use OR as the default connector between words (e.g. a search for Furniture Market will return records associated with Furniture OR Market). If you want to find records where both keywords are found, type in AND between the two words. To search for a specific phrase, be sure to put the phrase within quotes (e.g. "Furniture Market"). You can also use the asterisk (*) as a wildcard (e.g. a search for histor* would come up with records containing history, histories, historical, etc.). Searches are not case sensitive.

Advanced Search

The Advanced Search button can help you be more specific with your search. You can search for a word or phrase within a particular search category or use multiple categories to further narrow down your search results. For example, searching White in the People field will bring up any records associated with a member of the White family, without having to sift through black & white photographs. You can also search People and Creator records through Advanced Search. Phrase searching with quotes and use of wildcards (*) are available in Advanced Search.

Explore By Image

The Explore By Image button is a great way to just browse the collection. Each page displays an assortment of images from the records online. If something piques your interest, click the thumbnail to view a larger version of the image.