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Subject: New Drawing Study Center at Morgan Library

New Drawing Study Center at Morgan Library

From: Pam Angelopoulos <pangel>
Date: Wednesday, July 21, 1999
Charles E. Pierce, Jr., Director of the Morgan Library, which is now
celebrating its seventy-fifth year as a public institution, announced
today the creation of a new Drawing Study Center, which is scheduled to
open in early fall 1999. Designed by Beyer Blinder Belle Architects &
Planners, the Center is located in former stack space on the second
floor of the Library's 1928 Annex.

The new Drawing Study Center will provide a more ample, better equipped
area for scholars and students to study drawings and prints from the
permanent collection. The project also envisions substantially increased
space for the storage of art, reference books, and files as well as
improved curatorial staff offices. There will be, for instance, 85
percent more room for reference books and nearly 25 percent more storage
space for framed drawings. This expansion will help to accommodate the
tremendous growth of the Library's collections of drawings and prints,
which comprises approximately 15,000 works on paper. The new Drawing
Study Center will make it possible to better serve the growing number of
visiting scholars....

For further information, please contact Glory Jones, Director of
Communications and Marketing, at 212-685-0008, ext. 319
<media [at] morganlibrary__org>

Pam Angelopoulos
Communications and Marketing Assistant
The Pierpont Morgan Library
29 East 36th Street
New York, NY  10016-3403
212-685-0008 ext. 430
Fax: 212-481-3484

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