Researching the history of the Cleveland Museum of Art collection became easier recently with the addition of two serial publications to the JStor collection. The Bulletin of the Cleveland Museum of Art ran from1914 to 1994, serving as the primary publication for announcements regarding exhibitions, collections, and all things about the Museum. With JStor's full text searching, researching museum objects is certainly easier. Searching within the publication by ac
ArtStor is a subscription database available by clicking Search Collections and then View Online Resources. This online repository holds hundreds of thousands of digital from participating organizations, including the Cleveland Museum of Art. While the basics of how to navigate ArtStor are fairly obvious, there are some nuances to the interface that might prove useful
The CMA exhibition history maintained by the Archives is new and improved. The history, which used to be a collection of 91 individual web pages arranged by year, is now a searchable database. Where staff and researchers used to have to know the year of an exhibition to find the full title and dates, they can now search by an exhibition title keyword. The searchable database also allows a way to collect all exhibitions on a certain topic, such as Picasso or bronzes, provided that the topic is in the title.