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    In Circulation

    In Circulation features in-depth articles and the latest news about the Museum Libraries' wide range of research activities and comprehensive collection of books, periodicals, electronic resources, and ephemera related to the history of art.

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Reference staff is available to provide assistance on weekdays from 10:00-5:00 and on Saturdays from 1:00-5:00. Library users with questions about how to conduct art-related research and on locating and using the resources of the Museum’s libraries may visit or telephone (212 650-2225).

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Watson Library will provide brief responses to questions about specific artists and objects in the Museum’s collections. Submit your question using the form below, and be as specific as you can. Along with your question, please provide the following information:
  1. Your first and last name.
  2. Your email address.
  3. Where are you in the research process? What libraries and resources have you used?

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