According to the Dewey Decimal System, the call number 708 generally consists of works about galleries, museums, and private collections of Fine Arts.
Works about the business aspects of running a gallery are also included in this section (How to Start and Run a Commercial Art Gallery.) There are books about individual collectors - for instance books about Peter Selz, Charles Saatchi and the Rockefellers all get the call number 708.0092 (the .0092 refering to biographies of Americans).
The call numbers 708.1 through 708.9 are all about museums and museum collections according to their geographical location. They use the same numbering system as 759 series (paintings and painters), or the 784.49 series (folk songs) to designate each location.
There are finer subdivisions within these numbers as well. For example, 708.1471 is the call number for New York City museums like the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art. More importantly for us, 708.1946 is the call number for San Francisco museums like the Legion of Honor, De Young and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Remember that the books in this section are about the institution and its permanent collections. Traveling exhibitions will be cataloged according to their subject matter of the exhibition.
Browse both the circulating, oversize and reference sections of collection. You can also browse this collection through the online catalog.