The Robert Goldwater Library blog is an online news and information resource. It is generated by the staff of the Goldwater Library, the library to the Department of the Arts of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas of The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Like the library, its subject strengths include the art and material culture of West Africa, Papua New Guinea and Irian Jaya (Indonesia), and Precolumbian Mexico and Peru, with extensive holdings in related disciplines such as anthropology, ethnology, and archaeology. It also covers contemporary art in these regions, and issues broadly relating to libraries, museums, and online information resources.
The blog aims to serve up a combination of timely news and scuttlebutt as well as pointers to online resources of lasting research value.
The blog is the natural outgrowth of the library's longstanding tradition of providing reference services -- what we do each day in the library, simply 'repackaged' and 'repurposed' to make it available to a much wider potential audience.