The Artists Documentation Program (ADP) interviews artists and their close associates in order to gain a better understanding of their materials, working techniques, and intent for conservation of their works. All interviews are conducted by conservators in a museum or studio setting.

Generous support for the Artist Documentation Program and partnership is provided by Nadia Zilkha and the Vivian L. Smith Foundation. Initial funding for the program was provided by The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation (1990-2021).