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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.

International Archives Week, June 8-14

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.