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Research & Scholarship

Art in the Library

Friday, January 13th, 2017

…” the best way to capture the imagination is to speak to the eyes.” – William Playfair John Cotton Dana (1856-1929) served dual roles as librarian for the Newark Library, and as the director of the Newark Museum, both of which were housed in the same building. Dana worked in a public library but in […]

A Symbiotic Relationship

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

Art and books have enjoyed a long historic symbiotic relationship. The French psychoanalyst Jacque Lacan stated that “collecting is something we all do” be it on a personal or a larger more public scale. The Kunstkammer, Wunderkammer or Cabinet of Curiosities harks back to the late fiftenen hundreds when monarchs and the prosperous collected a […]