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STL Special Library Sportlight: St. Louis Art Museum Library July 24, 2009

Posted by Cynthia in Library Stuff.

The Richardson Memorial Library at the St. Louis Art Museum’s is located on the third floor of the South Wing. In addition to serving the staff at the museum, it also serves art research needs of the public. The staff answers reference questions about the museum’s collection as well as helping individuals find information about their own art. The collection is non-circulating and includes unique holdings that are well worth a visit. The library has artist files on St. Louis area artists. These files are a great resource and contain information such as exhibition announcements and newspaper clippings. Also, they are the only institution in the area that has art auction catalogs and databases.

In line with the museum’s commitment to arts education for the community, the library staff organize material for satellite Resource Centers that loan out kits to area educators for classroom or home school use. These kits include curriculum material as well as touch kits which include various objects, posters, and some slides. The library will even be offering a class that adults can register for on how to research your art.



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