Welcome to the first in a series of posts about the Art Deco resources at the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum library. Each post will highlight primary resources which contain more »
Category: History and Culture
Join us for a performance of music hidden in plain sight. Musical manuscripts, re-purposed centuries ago as book bindings, will transport us back in time during this evening event devoted more »
This post was written by Preservation intern Sarah Maj K. Siewartz Nielsen. Sarah Maj recently graduated with a BA in Graphic Conservation from The Royal Danish Academy’s School of Conservation more »
By Adrienne Meyer and Stephen Van Dyk Among the more than half a million pieces of trade literature held at Smithsonian Libraries, the Cooper Hewitt Museum Library’s Geo. F. Sargent’s more »
With the arrival of September, students are back in the classroom. For many students throughout the decades, the school bell has signaled the beginning or end of the school day or class period. Let’s take a trip back in time, via this trade catalog, to learn more about late 19th Century bells.
The collection at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Library focuses on design and decorative arts. We house hundreds of reference and book materials used by researchers, scholars and students alike. more »
How can a magazine show the range and depth of grief? In perhaps the most grievous moment of recent memory, the attacks of September 11th, 2001, the mourning in America more »