The library as a breeding place for inspiration: art academy libraries in the Netherlands

Dirker, Mariëtta
October 2009
Art Libraries Journal;Oct2009, Vol. 34 Issue 4, p19
Academic Journal
Art academy libraries belong to institutions that deal primarily with the development of artists. As a result the library usually functions in an environment where a great deal of experiment, research and study is going on, and is there as a resource for the students as they produce their visual and written work. When I was asked to write an article about them, I decided to make visits to several similar libraries in the Netherlands so that I could compare their characteristics, use and users.


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