Upcoming renovation at Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, Connecticut
Access to collections, June 1, 2013-January 6, 2014
This summer and fall the Yale Center for British Art,which has significant holdings relating to circum-Atlantic slavery, will complete the first phase of a major building conservation project. Beginning in June and continuing through early January 2014, the Center will refurbish its Study Room and areas used by the departments of Prints and Drawings and Rare Books and Manuscripts.
There will be no access to the Prints and Drawings and Rare Books and Manuscripts collections from June 4 through August 30. Beginning in September, access to the collections, which will remain in the building, will be by appointment only. Requests for appointments and materials will require at least two weeks’ notice. Center staff will make every effort to accommodate the needs of faculty, students, and scholars. The Reference Library will keep normal hours, although there will be periods of disruption.
Records of both departments’ collections are available via an online search on the Center’s website (britishart.yale.edu/collections/search). Orbis, the online catalogue of the Yale Libraries, provides access to material from Rare Books as well as other Yale departments (library.yale.edu). The Yale Finding Aid Database offers detailed descriptions of the Rare Books Department’s archival collections, along with other archives at Yale (drs.library.yale.edu).
It is expected that normal services in the Study Room will resume by early January 2014. Details will be circulated as they become known.
Requests for materials from the departments of Prints and Drawings and Rare Books and Manuscripts should be made at least two weeks in advance by e-mailing email@example.com
For questions about Prints and Drawings collections:
Gillian Forrester, Curator of Prints and Drawings
For questions about Rare Books and Manuscripts collections:
Elisabeth Fairman, Senior Curator of Rare Books and Manuscripts
Inquiries about the Reference Library:
Kraig Binkowski, Chief Librarian
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