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Stephen J. Bury is the Andrew W. Mellon Chief Librarian, Frick Art Reference Library, and the author of this blog.

Denise Allen Wins AAMC Award

Frick Curator Denise Allen, along with fellow curators, won the 2011 award for Outstanding Small Exhibition (based on square footage: no more than 2,000 square feet) for Antico: The Golden Age of Renaissance BronzesThe exhibition was curated ...

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Colin B. Bailey Wins AAMC Award

Fragonard’s Progress of Love at The Frick Collection, written by Colin B.

News from the Photoarchive

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) published a feature article on the Photoarchive by Amy Lifson, "All the Art: The Records Division at the Frick" in the March/April 2012 issue of Humanities: The Magazine of the National...
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Is There a Portrait in Your Past?

The NEH Division of Preservation and Access has published an online article about our two consecutive NEH projects to digitize the Frick Library negatives on its new website. Written by Mary Downs, Senior Program Officer, it is titled  "Is there a Portrait in Your Past?

NEH Grants for Photoarchive

The Frick Collection received two NEH grants totaling $648,900 to digitize and make accessible thirty thousand endangered negatives in the Frick...

Documenting the Gilded Age

A joint project of the Frick Art Reference Library and Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives that digitized ephemeral exhibition checklists, pamphlets, and catalogues from eleven historically significant galleries, society clubs, and arts associations operating from the late nineteenth to the early twentieth century.

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