Welcome to the Ingalls Library & Museum Archives!
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
With work from home the new normal, workflows have changed in the library and museum archives. While some work has transferred to the home office quite easily, other tasks have not. That introduces an opportunity for new projects for a library and archives staff always eager to serve the mission of the museum.
International Archives week was inaugurated by the International Council on Archives (ICA) as International Archives Day, June 9, 2004. This year’s theme is Archives Empowering Knowledge Societies, a UNESCO initiative. This global goal is to increase access to, and preservation and sharing of information. Knowledge societies are built on four pillars: freedom of expression, universal access to information and knowledge, respect for cultural and linguistic diversity, and quality education.
On May 31, 2020, the Ingalls Library and Museum Archives in collaboration with the Digital Innovation and Technology Services team unveiled a brand-new library system. After a diligent selection process, we chose WorldShare Management Services (WMS), a product of OCLC, a global library cooperative located in Dublin, Ohio. In doing so, we are not only improving our technology, but joining a worldwide community of over 600 libraries.