About Us

The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC) consists of the research libraries of three leading art museums in New York City: The Brooklyn Museum, The Frick Collection, and The Museum of Modern Art. With funding from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, NYARC was formed in 2006 to facilitate collaboration that results in enhanced resources to research communities.

NYARC provides a framework to advance a series of programmatic services, with a potential for transforming the environments in which these activities take place and broadening the collective audience served by the three libraries. NYARC objectives include:

  • Coordination of cost-efficient and sustainable programs;
  • Improved access to vastly expanded and enriched resources through technology;
  • Expedited and enhanced resource sharing services;
  • Advancing the scholarly, educational and cultural enrichment missions of the three museums;
  • Developing cooperative relationships with leading research institutions to support information content and the needs of the broader cultural community; and
  • Providing leadership in the development of innovative and model information services programs.

NYARC seeks to collaborate with other libraries, archives and information service providers to engage in projects that benefit the research community.

We are thrilled to have been reported on in the New York Times!

To learn more see New York Art Resources Consortium: A Model for Collaboration pdf.jpg by Deirdre Lawrence, Principal Librarian at the Brooklyn Museum, published in Art Documentation, Volume 28, Number 2, 2009. Distributed here with permission.


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