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Classes for Volunteers

The Volunteer Instruction Program team is pleased to announce the class schedule for fall 2017.

Have You Met The Met’s Website?

The Met’s website is always improving! In this session, we will review some familiar favorites, and learn about some of the newest additions to The Met’s website, focusing especially on resources that can be used for object research.

Wednesday, October 11th, 11:00-12:00 – Art Study Room

Tuesday, December 5th, 2:00-3:00 – Uris Studio

Please click here to sign up for this class.

Advanced Periodicals: JSTOR and Art & Architecture Source

Journals, periodicals, magazines and newspapers can provide a wealth of information for researchers. In this interactive lecture-style class, participants will learn about the features of JSTOR and Art & Architecture Source, how to access these resources, and how to search effectively.

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2:00-3:00 – North Classroom

Thursday, December 7th, 10:00-11:00 – Art Study Room

Please click here to sign up for this class.

Putting Art in Context: Using Encyclopedias to Broaden Your Research

Researching background, contextual and biographical information can be great ways to improve your knowledge of the Museum and its collections. In this class, we will discuss how such resources as Oxford Art Online and the Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History are essential for finding contextual information on Museum objects as well as topics in art history.

Friday, November 17th, 3:00-4:00 – Art Study Room

Thursday, December 14th, 11:00-12:00 – Art Study Room

Please click here to sign up for this class.

If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a class for your volunteer group, please contact Gwen Mayhew at