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Support the Library

Detail of Plate XLVI from the 1925 portfolio "Une ambassade française organisée par la Société des artistes décorateurs" illustrating an art deco-style hall

With steadfast commitment and generosity from our Friends and supporters, Thomas J. Watson Library continues to build an incomparable collection representing all areas covered in The Met's encyclopedic collection of works of art.

Detail of the cover of the March, 1913 Special Number of the journal Arts & Decoration, illustrating the pine tree emblem of the Armory Show above the phrase "The New Spirit," both enclosed in a green circle on a horizontal bar of red-and-white checkerboard

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To learn more about how you can become involved and support research and scholarship at The Met, please contact Sophia Alexandrov at 212-570-3933 or by email.

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Contribute to our Book Purchase Fund

Click on 'Tell us About Your Donation' and note "For Watson Library Book Purchase Fund" under "Please provide additional instructions for your gift." This will ensure that your contribution is correctly allocated to the fund.

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Detail of a page illustrating methods of constructing letterforms, featuring capitals M and N, from the 1535 Parisian publication of Albrecht Durer's "Institutionum Geometricarum"

Friends of Thomas J. Watson Library

Through their annual dues supporting the purchase of rare and antiquarian materials, the Friends play an active role in expanding and preserving one of the great art libraries of the world. Friends programs include behind-the-scenes Met tours and visits to other institutions.

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