Friday, August 7, 2015

SUNCAT is very pleased to announce that the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art has become our newest Contributing Library. Nearly 300 serial records have been loaded into the service. This takes the total number of libraries in SUNCAT to 103, plus the CONSER database, ISSN register and Directory of Open Access Journals.

The Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art is an educational charity committed to supporting original research into the history of British art and architecture of all periods. It is the sister institution to the Yale Center for British Art, with which it collaborates closely, and is part of Yale University. Based in Bedford Square, London, the centre offers a supportive, professional environment for scholarly work, providing rich library and archival resources to curators, art-trade professionals, independent art historians, academics, researchers and students. It hosts a busy programme of scholarly events, generates high-quality research and has a long and continuing history of publishing scholarly monographs and catalogues through the means of Yale University Press. It is also committed to the most rigorous and creative forms of digital publication: it has recently published its first online catalogue raisonné, and is developing a new scholarly journal entitled British Art Studies, to be launched in November 2015.

The library holds periodicals on the subjects of art, architecture and garden history. Many of these are current titles including Apollo, Burlington, Country Life, as well as some subject specific titles such as Furniture History, Print Quarterly, Garden History and Journal of the History of Collections. There are some interesting mid-20th century titles such as Horizon, Motif and Walker’s Quarterly. They also have a number of 19th and early 20th century titles, including issues of Magazine of Art, Art Union, Art Journal, and The Studio.

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