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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.

Magazine Rack: Curatorial Publications and Objects in Print

The Ingalls Library collection includes approximately 1,200 currently received periodical titles. That is quite simply, an overwhelming number. This ongoing series features articles that discuss objects included in the museum’s collection of more than 46,000 objects, as well as articles written by museum staff members.  Additionally, articles about the museum, its history and activities are noted.

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.