The MoMA Library recently acquired and made available a collection of materials produced by El Techo de la Ballena, an artistic and literary collective that was active from 1961 to 1969 in Venezuela. El Techo de la Ballena, which translates to The Roof of the Whale, was an organized artistic and literary group that generated material with the goal of challenging social values during a time of political unrest in Venezuela during the 1960s.
It's that time of year again when we have to say goodbye to our excellent M-LEAD II students that have become part of the NYARC team.
I have been interning with the Brooklyn Museum Libraries and Archives since August 2013 as part of the IMLS grant-funded M-LEAD-II Project; a collaborative project between Pratt Institute-SILS, the Brooklyn Museum, the Frick Art Reference Library and The New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). Following a collection plan, I have been carefully reviewing and cataloging art auction catalogs from the library’s permanent collection.