Three Major New York City Art Museum Libraries Announce Plans for a Shared Library System

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The Frick Art Reference Library and the libraries of the Brooklyn Museum and The Museum of Modern Art have received a grant of $669,000 from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to bring their respective online catalogs together in an integrated library system.  In addition to providing economic benefits, this collaborative effort will broaden access to the renowned research collections of each library and will provide a platform for future collaborative efforts in collections development and information delivery services.  Researchers will be able to search for materials from the three libraries in many formats, covering the entire span of art history, from ancient to contemporary.  “We are extremely pleased to be a part of this pioneering enterprise,” comments Anne L. Poulet, Director of The Frick Collection.  “It will reap enormous benefits for the art historical community, a group that includes students; educators; collectors; journalists; independent scholars; staff members of museums, galleries, and auction houses; and the interested public.”