In 2015, the Travis County Commissioners Court approved an important partnership between the Austin Friends of Folk Art (AFFA) and the Travis County Archives, which allows Travis County to exhibit AFFA’s continuously growing collection of art objects, artifacts, photographs, and related materials. In exchange, Travis County provides storage and preservation for the collections at the Travis County Archives when not on display.

Travis County makes these items available to the public through rotating exhibits and displays throughout county buildings. Please check our exhibits sections on the front page to see exhibits that are currently on display.

Appraisals and Authentication

The museum does not offer any appraisal services. Please do not contact us with a request to appraise artwork, we do not have any professional appraisers on staff.

The museum can help with authenticating art but does not guarantee accuracy and recommends working with a qualified appraiser.

Donating to the museum

For all questions about donating to the museum, please contact Gloria Pennington at the Austin Friends of Folk Art.

For more information on the Austin Friends of Folk Art, please visit their site.

Contact The Museum

700 Lavaca St.
Austin, TX 78701
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