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Museum Studies

A guide to Gleeson Library for Museum Studies Graduate Students


The Artstor Digital Library features an unparalleled range of images from some of the world’s leading museums, photo archives, scholars, and artists in one easily-navigated repository.


MuseumStat is a robust online resource to support museums, communities, and researchers in gaining insights into the reach of museums and the communities they serve. MuseumStat contains information on about 30,000 organizations in the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Museum Data File (MDF). The museum data are combined with community metrics on every census tract in the United States. MuseumStat is built on a geographical information system (GIS) platform that is designed to be intuitive and useful to a wide range of users and will continue to grow in its scope of features and information.

New York Times: Museums

News about Museums, including commentary and archival articles, published in The New York Times.

Official Museum Directory

Access this online directory from Gleeson Library's Ignacio catalog. 

Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Learning Lab is an interactive website for the discovery and creative use of the Smithsonian's digital collections and tools – more than a million images, videos, texts, audio recordings, and activities. You can create personalized collections and resources and easily share what you've learned with others.

The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access, a central office of the Smithsonian Institution, developed and manages the Learning Lab. The Learning Lab is accessible through desktop, laptop, and tablet devices. Teachers and learners can access digitized assets from the Smithsonian's museums, galleries, research centers, libraries, archives, and The National Zoo through targeted search or serendipitous exploration. The Learning Lab is rich with multimedia resources and tools to aid users in customizing the content for personalized learning experiences. It is also a community of experts and users, both within the Smithsonian and across the world, who collaborate, create, and share with each other new resources for learning.


Free Art, Design, and Museum Resources

A collection of free resources pertaining to art, art history, graphic design, and museum studies.

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