Primo is a good starting point for finding books, articles, and other sources available through Collins Library and 39 Summit libraries.
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Locations of books
Museum bulletins, technically, aren't books but serials but they are useful sources about artworks. They generally feature articles about museum exhibitions, programs, operations, and may include lists of new acquisitions as well as in-depth articles about select pieces from the collection. They are useful for establishing provenance of artworks and establishing context for the acquisition of pieces in museums. Museum curators are scholars in their own right and can provide cultural, historical, and artistic context for artworks.
Bulletins for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (Boston MFA), the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), and the Art Institute of Chicago are available via JSTOR. A number of museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum, offer their bulletins online now through their institutional websites.
There are two types of catalogs found in Primo: exhibition catalogs and catalogues raisonnees.
Exhibition Catalogs Uses:
Catalogues Raisionnes Uses:
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Below are a few examples of catalogs from the library collection.