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Ingalls Library and Museum Archives Closure

The Cleveland Museum of Art and the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives are temporarily closed until further notice. All programs and events are canceled through June 30, 2020.  For details about the temporary closure of the Cleveland Museum of Art, please see: 


The library remains committed to providing the highest level of service in a timely manner. Please note that library staff are working remotely without access to the library's print collection, museum archives, and curatorial files. For reference assistance, please email reference@clevelandart.org or visit https://ask.clevelandart.org/questions.

If you require additional assistance, we would be happy to assist you when the library re-opens.

Possibility Thinking: How the Ingalls Library Supports the Cleveland Museum of Art’s Open Access Initiative

One year ago today, the CMA became an open access (OA) institution, defined by OA guru Peter Suber as “[b]arrier-free access to online works and other resources.” The Ingalls Library participated in the lead-up to the launch by preparing metadata, and has since had the pleasure of marketing the OA initiative.