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Museum Studies: Getting Started

Beginnings - Reference Sources

Oxford Art Online
- Oxford's combined art databases, searchable uniformly or individually.  The first place to begin in any art or art-historical related research.

Pelican History of Art (series) Lilly Reference [various titles depending on period] Lilly N5300.P38
- the standard English-language history of art.  Continuously updated.  + extra images; good beginning bibliography

American Art Museum Directors - papers.  The site also includes other areas of interest.

Art Museum Annual Reports

Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University

Harvard Art Museums


Specialized Reference



American art directory [serial] .  New York, Jaques Cattell Press.  Lilly Library  Reference N50 .A447

  •  indexes museums and art organizations with listings by personnel, location and specialty








International directory of arts [formerly, Internationales Kunst-Adressbuch]. Berlin: Kaupterverlag. Lilly Library N50 .I6

  •  Directory of museums, gallery professionals, restorers, libraries, private galleries and institutions, worldwide.  Provides email addresses and faxes not commonly listed in websites.






The Official museum directory [serial].   Washington, D.C. : American Association of Museums.  Lilly and Perkins Library Ready Reference AM10.A2 O4 

  •  Directory of museums of all kinds in North America.  Size, budget information, personnel, subject concentration, annual attendance and house publications.






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