Current Art Museum Exhibition Catalogs
The Lilly Library maintains a collection of current and recent past exhibition catalogs from major US and British museums. The collection is on open shelves in the Lilly Library "Current Periodicals Room", to the right of the public service desk. All catalogs are also in the Duke Library catalog.
Museums included in the CAMEC included:
as well as sporadic exhibition catalogs from regional American museums.
"All the works of an artist". A scholar or a group of scholars documents every work of an artist's career. Each work is pictured, with scholarly opinions, provenance (where the work has been), literature about the work, and spurious works (forgeries). The first place to start when researching an artist or individual work. Not all artists have catalogues raisonnés.
Toulouse-Lautrec : the complete graphic works : a catalogue raisonné : the Gerstenberg collection by Adriani, Götz, 1940- (New York, N.Y. : Thames and Hudson, 1988.)
Like a catalogue raisonné, only for a single kind of object. Famous corpora are written for Greek pottery (Corpus Vasorum Antiquorum), stain glass windows (Corpus Vitrirarum) and Florentine altarpieces (Offner).
Permanent Holdings Catalogs (of museums)
Detailed catalogs of a period or genre of art in a particular museum. Like a catalogue raisonné, it will contain a collection of scholar's opinion on an object, conservation reports, provenance and literature (written about it). If you know of the location of a work of art, check for permanent holdings catalogs.