Find Dogs in the Work Day

Wheel dog Aniak from Alaska Bird Trails

“Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Inside of a dog it’s too dark to read.”
Groucho Marx

It’s Bring Your Dog to Work Day! Unfortunately, but with very good reason, we can’t bring dogs into the Phillips Library (“My dog ate the Derby Family Papers” wouldn’t be met with too much sympathy…).  To console ourselves, we searched throughout our collections for pictures of dogs to share with anyone else feeling blue over not having a four-legged companion snoozing under their desk today. Read more

Books in the Golden Age

Photography by Catherine Robertson.

From time to time, items from the Phillips Library get selected for exhibition in the galleries over at the museum. Similar to the paintings or silk tapestries on the wall of an exhibition, books obviously have more of a story to tell than what appears at first glance. The Asia in Amsterdam exhibition opening this week features a number of books from the Phillips Library, but their secure placement in cases throughout the galleries brings to mind the old adage that books shouldn’t be judged just by their covers – or in this particular instance, their covers or the particular set of pages you can see as the book sits open. This post means to dig a little deeper into a number of the books currently on display.

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