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NUMU Permanent Collection

NUMU collects works of art and historical artifacts that engage and expand interest in the globally relevant arts and histories of the Bay Area with a special focus on Los Gatos. 


NUMU's Collection is accessible to the public through: 

The Los Gatos History Gallery:  Discover the history, stories, tragedies, triumphs and legacies of Los Gatos' original inhabitants, innovators, artists, political figures, industry leaders, and events and happenings that have shaped the town. This ongoing exhibition invites public participation and conversation through regularly changing exhibits featuring objects from the museum's permanent collection set against a backdrop of original murals created expressly to reveal and revel in the history of the "gem of the foothills." 

Online at eHive: Browse NUMU's art and history collection on this web-based collection cataloguing system. Objects from NUMU's collection are added to eHive as the archiving process progresses and new images become available.

Appointments: Individuals and parties interested in genealogy, art and Los Gatos history are welcome to view objects in the collection not on public display.  Appointment inquiries:

For more information, to make an appointment with curatorial staff, or inquire about donating items to the collection, please email:, or call 408.354.2646. 

Please Note:  NUMU does not accept unsolicited donations of any kind.