The Ingalls Library receives an astounding 1,200 periodical titles many of which feature articles about the museum and its collections, history, and activities as well as articles written by museum staff. This ongoing series gives you a glimpse into the varied and interesting topics that can be found in the serials collection.
The Print Club of Cleveland, the oldest museum affiliate group in the nation, has every year since 1924 issued an annual print exclusively for its members. After admiring a recent work by Dali – The Sleep of Nautilus (1938) made for the Steuben Glass Works – the club asked the artist to submit proposal drawings based on mythological themes for their 1945 print. Dali’s first proposal, Rapt d’Afrique, was rejected as being too sensational.
The Cleveland Museum of Art has announced the appointment of Heather Saunders as Director of the Ingalls Library. Her appointment follows an international search. She will assume her responsibilities at the museum in May.
As Director of the Ingalls Library, Saunders will foster the library’s collection development as well as its services and programs to ensure that it continues to support the museum’s mission in providing access to a world-class collection of research materials for patrons locally, nationwide, and abroad. Saunders will oversee a staff of 20 employees.
In addition to providing us with Facebook, Instagram, and cat videos galore, the digital revolution has allowed libraries and cultural institutions across the world to make their holdings available online. The Ingalls Library, thanks to the purchase of a state of the art book scanner, is pleased to participate in this trend toward digital scholarship with a book digitization program.