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Shifting in the Library Book Stacks

Beginning June first and continuing through the month the library staff will be shifting the collection in all three stack areas in order to accommodate ongoing growth. All three book stacks will be closed during this time. Although the library will remain open and reference services will be provided, paging will be limited to once daily at 12:30 PM. We ask that you please submit call slips for essential research needs only during this time. The entire library staff will be supervising Corrigan movers in addition to maintaining regular daily activities and participating in centennial events. We appreciate your patience during this time.  Thank you.

The Lure of Ancient Egypt: Formation of the Egyptian Collection

Discoveries of Egyptian antiquities fueled interest in Europe and America as early as the 18th century. The splendor and romance of the Nile Valley washed over the arts and fashion of the western world encouraging expeditions and excavations.  By 1910 everybody who was anybody had traveled to Egypt and American museums began collecting Egyptian art.

Wikipedia Welcomes Frederic Allen Whiting

Students in the museum studies class of the CMA/CWRU joint program in art history and museum studies have spent the past year researching the museum’s first director, Frederic Allen Whiting. Their capstone project is a Wikipedia page devoted to Whiting and his career in the arts. An unassuming figure, he is sometimes neglected when compared to the more colorful William Milliken and Sherman Lee. But his selection as our first director speaks volumes about the trustees’ plans for the museum and its role in the community.