From Art on the Wall to Something for All: How an Academic Library Turned Its Art Collection Into a Campus Attraction

Jill Cirasella, Miriam Deutch



An important feature of the Brooklyn College Library is its art collection, the collegeâs only permanent art collection. In this article, the authors explain how the library came to have an art collection; how the collection is supplemented with museum-style wall labels, an online catalog, and an audio tour; and how the authors promoted the collection and sparked student creativity with an annual art contest. The authors pay particular attention to the decisions and details that might help other libraries working on similar projects.


academic libraries; art in libraries; art collections; art contests; audio tours; online art catalogs

Full Text:


ISSN: 1947-525X