Blogs

New Discoveries for the Portable Altar of Countess Gertrude

In October of 2011, during the London venue of Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics and Devotion in Medieval Europe a multitude of experts met at the British Museum to share their knowledge in the study of relics, reliquaries, saints and pilgrimage.  It was a three-day congress of art historians, historians, archaeologists, conservators and scientists, all gathered to give papers and create a landmark publication. The Cleveland Museum of Art was invited to participate.

New Journal Available: Chinese Cultural Relics

The prestigious award-winning Chinese archaeological journal Wen Wu is now being published in English, both in print and online. Wen Wu has been published since the 1950’s and is well known for its scholarly articles and in-depth reporting of Chinese archaeological surveys and fieldwork. Until the publication of Chinese Cultural Relics in English, this renowned journal was only available in Chinese, but is now accessible to English and Chinese speakers alike.

Ingalls Library Reaches 500,000

The Ingalls Library recently reached a significant milestone. On January 5th, I cataloged the 500,000th item to enter the collection. A four volume set entitled Moriyama Daidō zensakuhinshū, the complete works of Daido Moriyama, pushed the library's volume count over a half million. Not surprisingly it took over a century to reach this number. The first book accessioned by the library on February 16, 1914 was a Funk & Wagnalls New Standard Dictionary, published in 1913.

Musical Arts and the Museum

Much like Themes and Variations explores music’s representations in art from the fifteenth century through the twentieth, the Performing Arts, Music & Film Department of the museum has long explored musical styles from around the world and throughout history.

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