Welcome to the Tenement Museum’s online press office. This page features fact sheets for the institution and its programming, press releases, and recent news.

For immediate media inquiries and high-resolution images for publication, please contact Jamie Salen at [email protected] or 646-518-3061.


Over the last several months, we’ve been thrilled to share with the public that in late 2022 we’ll be adding a new exhibit to one of our two historic tenement buildings, telling the story of Joseph and Rachel Moore, an actual Black family who lived in...

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In the News

Press Releases

The Tenement Museum's 2022 Gala will honor Hulu's Taste the Nation with Padma Lakshmi.

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The Tenement Museum and United Auto Workers (UAW) Local 2110 have agreed on an initial, ten-month contract.

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Annie Polland will lead in an unprecedented time in the institution’s history.

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The Tenement Museum announces that temporary furloughs of front-facing part-time hourly staff issued upon the Museum’s initial closure on March 13 will be permanent.

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Press Tour Policy
Tenement Museum policy permits a member of the press group one complimentary pass to a tour or program, which is given at the discretion of the Vice President of Media and Communications on the basis of credentials and proposed coverage. This is because the Museum is seen by guided tour only, has a limited capacity of tickets for our programming each day and relies on ticket sales to keep up with its operating costs. Thank you.