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Behind the Scenes at the Mary R. Schiff Library- Art Academy of Cincinnati Visit

by Molly Donnermeyer


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It’s that time of year again! Back to school season has begun, and the incoming class at the Art Academy of Cincinnati made a special trip up to the CAM recently. They toured the Mary R Schiff Library and Archives to learn about all the wonderful resources they are able to access here. They also had the chance to explore the rest of the museum.

During the library visit the students had the opportunity to view detailed architectural drawings from the Archives of the former Art Academy building, which now houses the CAM’s offices. The Library is located on the third floor of this same building in what used to be the painting studios. The students also were able to view old course catalogs going back to the 1930s which are part of the library’s collection.

Remember, you don’t have to be a student to use the Mary R Schiff Library and Archives.  Our reading room boasts large tables with comfortable seating, perfect for spreading out and working on projects, or for browsing collection materials.  Visit us today to learn about the history of the Art Academy of Cincinnati, peruse our collection, or to just sit and take in the view.