Signatures and Monograms

Identifying artist signatures and monograms is a challenging task. Within the loops and flourishes, scribbles and scratches, there is hidden a name. Often, the most difficult part is simply determining which letter is which. Thanks to an ever expanding number of texts in the Ingalls Library collection, this research is a bit easier.

Library Move Complete

We are pleased to announce that the move of the library and archives materials has been completed.

Approximately 97,000 items were placed in inaccessible storage onsite within the museum. These items are designated as "Unavailable" in the library catalog. Items in storage will be available in 2011-2012.

If you have any questions regarding the availability of items, please contact the library.

The Siku Quanshu

The Ingalls Library is pleased to announce the purchase of a significant online resource for research on Chinese art. The Siku Quanshu (Complete Library in Four Branches of Literature) was compiled during the years 1773-1782 by edict of Emperor Qianlong. The Siku Quanshu includes 3,460 works with a total of more than 36,000 volumes. Having approximately 800 million characters, it is unarguably the single largest collection of literary works in the world.