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6 Museum Shop items that are (almost) too good to gift

by Kaitlyn Sharo


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The most wonderful time of the year can also be hectic and stressful, especially when it comes to finding the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

Library Blog: Victorian Illustration Display

by Alexis Horst, Library Assistant


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The Victorian Period is widely known as a time of rapid industrialization, mechanization, and scientific inquiry.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The Tyger Still Burns Bright

by Conservation


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Over the summer the paper conservator prepared two William Blake works for travel to an important exhibit at the Tate Britain in London. Blake’s Songs of Innocence and Experience is a collection of hand colored relief etchings of his poems first published in 1789 and 1794.

Sketching Duveneck’s Creative Process

by Liz Simmons, Research Assistant


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The fun part about studying drawings is that you get to see an artist’s initial spark of inspiration and how that first idea changes over time.

Artist's Books by Women Artists

by Molly Donnermeyer


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In honor of Women’s History Month, The Mary R. Schiff Library and Archives will have a selection of rare artists’ books created by women on view throughout the month of March.

Herald in the New Year

by Molly Donnermeyer


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The books on display in January are The Art of Heraldry: an Encyclopedia of Armory by Arthur Charles Fox-Davies, published by Brentano’s in 1904.