The Ingalls Library is on Facebook

With the unveiling of the collections in the East Wing of the Museum fast approaching, events in and around the opening are lining up.  Certainly it can be hard to keep up.  If you take a minute to become a fan of the the Ingalls Library on Facebook, you can be sure to recieve the latest updates on what's happening.  Pages for the Museum and programs like the

The Grove Encylopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture

This recently published three volume set is, like so many previous Grove volumes, immediately essential.  The Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture fills in an unoccupied space in the reference collection, covering topics heretofore not published in a single volume or set.  Entries are concise but thorough, with up to date bibliography.  Illustrations and photographs are in black and white.  An index follows in the third volume.  One cannot overlook the most obvious, but perhaps most important aspect of this set; it is published in English.