Collections: Libraries and Archives

  • 1st Floor
    Arts of Africa, Steinberg Family Sculpture Garden
  • 2nd Floor
    Arts of Asia and the Islamic World
  • 3rd Floor
    Egyptian Art, European Paintings
  • 4th Floor
    Contemporary Art, Decorative Arts, Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • 5th Floor
    Luce Center for American Art

On View: Colonel Robert J. Milligan House Parlor

This parlor and library are from the house still standing in Saratoga Springs, New York, built by Robert J. Milligan in 1854–56 and il...

Hiroshige's One Hundred Famous Views of Edo

Hiroshige's 118 woodblock landscape and genre scenes of mid-nineteenth-century Tokyo, is one of the greatest achievements of Japanese art.

    On View: Nes-Peka-Shuti Relief: Block

    Tomb reliefs magically repeated the rituals required to transport the deceased to the afterlife and maintain him or her once there. The weal...

     

    About the Archives Collections


    In July 2000, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded the Brooklyn Museum a multi-year grant to enhance scholarly access to several historically significant archival collections through an integrated program of processing, database development, digitization, and encoding for internet distribution. The archival collections reflect the Museum's influence on the development of the several disciplines of anthropology, archaeology, architectural and art history, as well as ethnology. As a result of the grant, several new online resources are available. Finding aids for collections of curatorial records are available online and selected materials are now digitized and accessible on our website. These materials include images of cathedrals in Europe (1895–1914), views of archaeological sites in Bolivia and the Yucatan, and installation shots of Brooklyn Museum exhibitions from the 1930s on.

    The Brooklyn Museum is grateful to the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation for recognizing the scholarly value of the research collections held in the Museum Libraries and Archives. In particular, we wish to thank Angelica Rudenstine for helping us to develop a plan to make these collections available for research. The staff would also like to thank technical consultants on the project: Richard Szary from Yale University; Barbara Eden at Cornell University; Susan Benz at the Brooklyn Public Library; and Elizabeth O'Keefe and Robert DeCandido at the Pierpont Morgan Library. We would also like to acknowledge the work of the Information Systems staff at the Brooklyn Museum.

    advanced 108,744 records currently online.