Last week I had the good fortune to attend a visit to the Watson Library arranged by my colleagues in NYATLA. The Watson Library is the main research library within the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and boasts one of the largest collections of books on art and art history in the world. It was a lovely experience in its entirety.
Halfway through the presentation of one of its bibliographers, I was stuck by what an amazing resource the Watson’s collection would be to any seminary student who chose to avail themselves of it. From their holdings of illuminated manuscripts to their books on iconography, I can think of three students off the top of my head who should definitely make a point to use this collection in the course of their research.
And the best news is, they can: the Watson Library is open for use by researchers beyond the walls of the Met–here’s information about how you can use this tremendous art resource.