links for 2011-02-19

  • "The Robert Goldwater Library blog is an online news and information resource. It is generated by the staff of the Goldwater Library, the library to the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

    Like the library, its subject strengths include the art and material culture of West Africa, Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya (Indonesia), and Precolumbian Mexico and Peru, with extensive holdings in related disciplines such as anthropology, ethnology, and archaeology. It also covers contemporary art in these regions, and issues broadly relating to libraries, museums, and online information resources."

  • "Nolen Library is open to all Museum visitors and welcomes readers of all ages to consult a wide range of noncirculating materials about the Museum's current exhibitions, permanent collection, and the history of art in general.

    The collection of some eight thousand items, arranged in open shelves, includes books, picture books, DVDs and videos (with viewing equipment)."

  • "Thomas J. Watson Library is the research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Its noncirculating collection of books and periodicals relating to the history of art is one of the most comprehensive in the world.

    The primary mission of the library is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it serves an international community of researchers. The library contains nearly seven hundred thousand volumes (books, periodicals, exhibition catalogues, and auction/sale catalogues); twenty-five hundred current serial subscriptions; collections of autograph letters; and extensive ephemera files relating to individual artists and to the history of The Metropolitan Museum of Art."

  • "The Margaret M. Bridwell Art Library, located on the main floor of Schneider Hall, contains the University’s research collection in art, design and architectural history. The Art Library has more than 93,000 volumes, subscribes to over 300 domestic and foreign journals and museum bulletins, has hundreds of videos and DVDs, and provides access to the major electronic and print indexes."

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