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Read articles and the latest news about The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Libraries' collections, activities, and research related to the history of art.

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Sam iz Dat

Independent art publishing by Chinese-speaking creators.
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“A Library with Rooms Attached for Living”

A librarian’s dream trip to Florence, Italy.
Ketubah with ornate floral pattern

The Art of Love in the Ketubah

Explore Watson Library's collection of Jewish marriage contracts.
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Library Date Night

Visit Watson Library for a Special Behind-the-Scenes Tour
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Collapsing Space and Time

An introduction to contemporary Korean art through exhibition catalogs
Interior of Labrouste Reading Room

Library Study Tour

A whirlwind tour of libraries in France, the Netherlands, and the UK
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A Dream Realized

The Paper Legacy Collection of American Decorated Paper, 1960s to 2000s
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From Waves to Wigs

Exploring Hair History Books in The Costume Institute Library
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Exploring Art and Libraries

Highlights from the ARLIS/NA Conference in Mexico City
Sleeping Beauty wakes from her slumber

The Transforming Book

Conservation of a “Blow Book”
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