CMA-CWRU Joint Program

The joint program in Art History and Museum Studies offered by Case Western Reserve University in association with the Cleveland Museum of Art provides students the opportunity to study the history of art and prepare themselves for careers in the museum field using the resources of a major research university, one of the country’s finest general art museums, and the Ingalls Library, the third largest art museum library in the country. Established in 1967, this unique program has proved to be of great value to the university in its efforts to attract and retain outstanding students in its graduate program in Art History and has enabled the museum to provide comprehensive training for several generations of museum professionals.

The Ingalls Library provides the following services for the students and faculty in the Joint Program.

Research Consultation

Each graduate student is assigned to a member of the Ingalls Library reference staff who is able to assist with long-term research needs. Appointments may be scheduled to discuss research methodologies, the use of specific reference sources, problems encountered in research projects, etc.

Answers to short, factual questions should be directed to the Ingalls Library reference librarian on duty. The reference desk is staffed Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m.5:00 p.m.

Library Seminar Room

The Library Seminar Room may be used by CWRU ARTH faculty and students for classes, meetings, etc. Arrangements to use the room should be made in advance, with the library’s administrative assistant. Library materials may not be used in the seminar room. Lidded beverages are allowed. Food is not allowed. Instructions for logging into the museum’s network are posted on the placard on the table beside the lap-top computer. Assistance with the lap-top, etc. is available from the CMA Help Desk at 707-2555.