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Museum/Curatorial Studies: Getting Started

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Why You Are Using This Guide

This research guide is designed to assist art-museum studies, museology, curatorial vocational and exhibition studies research.  Ancillary guides helpful in these areas are the general Art History guide, Art Markets guide and Provenance Research.

Beginnings - Reference Sources

         see the general Art History research guide for comprehensive sources
Oxford Art Online
- Oxford's combined art databases, searchable uniformly or individually.  Covers museum topics and history-of-collections topics.  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


Specialized Museum 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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