Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications from the collections of the Metropolitan Museum Libraries and Metropolitan Museum Archives. All known publications from 1869-1923, along with a small selection of later titles, are part of this collection. Additionally, thanks to the Museum's Digital Media and Editorial Departments, all …
This collection contains rare, valuable, and important works held in the Thomas J. Watson Library at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Included in this collection is the 19th century British serial The Chromolithograph, a journal of “art, literature, decoration and the accomplishments.” It lives up to this broad self-description by …
102 catalogs of Pictorialist photography exhibitions held between 1891 and 1914. These catalogs were donated to The Metropolitan Museum by Alfred Stieglitz and are housed in the collections of the Joyce F. Menschel Photography Library, Department of Photographs.
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 …
This collection includes digitized auction sales catalogs in the public domain.
The American Art Association collection is a growing set of digitized auction catalogs from this very important New York auction house that was active from 1883-1923. The American Art Association was created to operate the American Art Gallery and to …
The Thomas J. Watson Library is a world-renowned research collection with over 800,000 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.