Goldwater Library on the Web

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The Robert Goldwater Library Online Resource (known in house as "the blog") is an interactive, online news and information resource. It is the brainchild of the Goldwater Library, the library to the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Like the library, its subject strengths include the art and material culture of West Africa, Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya (Indonesia), and Precolumbian Mexico and Peru, with extensive holdings in related disciplines such as anthropology, ethnology, and archaeology. It also covers contemporary art in these regions, and issues broadly relating to libraries, museums, and online information resources.

The blog aims to serve up a combination of timely news and scuttlebutt as well as pointers to online resources of lasting research value. As both authorship and readership expand, we expect that the blog will see an even wider variety of postings — original reviews, think pieces, even audio and video feeds.

The blog is the natural outgrowth of the library's longstanding tradition of providing reference services — what we do each day in the library, simply 'repackaged' and 'repurposed' to make it available to a much wider potential audience.





AAOA flickr group

The public photo pool is administered by the staff of The Robert Goldwater Library here at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but it's open to everyone.

We're looking for photos you've taken in our galleries documenting the collection and your experience visiting the galleries. Not only is the pool a great way to share your responses to the art on view, but it helps us identify works on display for the library's readers who want to find out more about them.

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