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Thursday, March 1 • 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Brooklyn Museum Library and Archives - Sponsored by IvoryPress - SOLD OUT

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Website: https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/archives


The Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives holds approximately 300,000 volumes and over 4,000 linear feet of archives related to the history of the Museum, its collections, and exhibitions. The Library collections are encyclopedic in scope and parallel the strength of the museum's collections ranging from antiquity up to and including contemporary art. In addition to being a research center, the collections held in the Libraries and Archives are frequently exhibited at the Brooklyn Museum and at other institutions. Library collection highlights include special collections of fashion sketches, documentary photographs, artists’ books, trade catalogs, and other rare or unique documents that lend understanding to the art collections held by the Museum. The Brooklyn Museum was founded as a library in 1823 and the roots of that collection are now held in the Art Reference Library with collections starting with the Islamic period. The Museum also holds the Wilbour Library of Egyptology, one of the finest research libraries devoted to the study of all aspects of Ancient Egypt. The Museum Archives holds curatorial correspondence dating to the founding curators offering unique information about the acquisition and history of objects held by the Brooklyn Museum. For more information see https://arcade.nyarc.org/screens/brooklyn_FA_BehindScenes_nov_dec.pdf


Attendees will see rare and unique items held in the Museum Libraries and Archives, get a tour of the stacks, and have a sneak peek at the newly renovated Asian galleries. Following the tour, there will be time to view the Museum’s galleries and exhibitions, and attendees are welcome to stay late as the Museum is open late Thursday evenings.


Directions: Meet the Tour Wrangler at the designated meeting point near the Registration Desk, Promenade West, on the Hilton Hotel's second floor at 2:30 PM to walk together to the subway. Tour participants are required to buy a loaded Metro Card in advance of the tour, so that the tour can remain on schedule. Round-trip travel will cost $5.50 cash. The subway will take approximately 50 minutes both ways.


Maximum Participants: 29
Administrative Fee: $10

Attendees (31)