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Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications

Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications from the collections of The Metropolitan Museum Libraries and Metropolitan Museum Archives. All known publications from 1869-1974, along with a selection of later titles, are part of this collection. Additionally, thanks to the Museum's Digital Media and Editorial Departments, all full-text …

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Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications

Rare Books in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries

This collection contains rare, valuable, and important works held in the Thomas J. Watson Library and other curatorial department libraries at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Gifts from J. Pierpont Morgan, Samuel Putnam Avery, and other founders and early trustees of the Museum established the foundation of the Libraries' rare book …

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Rare Books in The Metropolitan Museum of Art Libraries

75th Anniversary Committee Announcement Luncheon

On January 19, 1946, The Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a luncheon to commemorate its 75th anniversary.  The speakers touched upon the history of the Museum, its place in New York, America and the world, and the development of future plans for the Museum.

 

This collection includes photographs of the luncheon and sound recordings …

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75th Anniversary Committee Announcement Luncheon

Bookbinding and Book Collecting

Items from the Museum Libraries about bookbinding and book collecting.  

Click here to browse all titles in this collection.

 

At right: the six items most recently added to the collection. Please return frequently for new additions.

 


 

In 1878 William Loring Andrews became a trustee of The Metropolitan Museum of Art and served as …

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Bookbinding and Book Collecting

The Brummer Gallery Records

Joseph and Ernest Brummer (1883-1947 and 1891-1964, respectively) were major art dealers who collected widely from classical antiquity to Modern Art, with significant focus on works of the Middle Ages, Pre-Columbian America, and Renaissance and Baroque decorative arts.

 

The digitized material from the collection primarily contains …

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The Brummer Gallery Records

About the collections



The Thomas J. Watson Library is a world-renowned research collection with over 900,000 volumes. It is The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s central research library, and its mission is to support the research activities of the Museum staff; in addition, it serves an international community of scholars. Holdings reflect the Museum’s encyclopedic collections, with emphasis on European and American art, architecture, and decorative arts, ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, and Islamic art, as well as an extensive collection of clippings and other ephemera relating to the Museum’s history.

The primary mission of the Watson Library Digitization Initiative is to expand access to the Library’s rare and unique materials by developing, supporting, and promoting a distinctive digital collection of these items.

The initiative will target materials that fall outside the parameters of other major digitization efforts, such as Google Books or the Internet Archive, and make them accessible to support the scholarly endeavors of Metropolitan Museum of Art staff and an international community of researchers.

 

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