It was another busy year in the Phillips Library. The reading room saw a significant uptick in patron visits, we participated in a variety of exhibits and programs at the museum, and made some exciting changes to our online catalog. We’ve also rolled out a new social media platform (Instagram here we come!) and had some guest contributors revealing fascinating wedges of our collections here on the blog. Indulge us as we take a look back… Read more
Shoes: Pleasure and Pain is a magnificent exhibit of over 300 pairs of dazzling footwear. For this month’s PEM/PM event, scheduled for December 15, we dove into our ephemera collections for advertisements, images, and trade catalogs chronicling the history of shoe manufacturing. Read more
Photo by Allison White/PEM.
As a reference librarian one of my favorite parts of my job is helping researchers find the answers to their (many) burning questions. Most often, this involves working with our patrons in the reading room. However, on several happy occasions, it has meant working with the PEM curatorial staff doing exhibition research and development. Most recently, the library has worked in close conjunction with the curatorial team working on Lunar Attractions, which just opened in the Art and Nature Center. Read more