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In an effort to take extra precautions given the spread of COVID-19 the library and archives are temporarily closed until further notice.

Please see our new Remote Research Guide for a list of freely available resources for art historical research online. 

Library and Archives staff will continue to provide remote reference services.  Please contact with any research queries.

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Remote Access - Introducing OpenAthens

OpenAthens allows PMA staff and volunteers to access many of our electronic resources remotely. 

  • Sign in options:
    • Sign into the MyAthens portal
    • Follow library links to reach an OpenAthens prompt
    • Log-in directly from select resources

The following resources are available off-campus:

Please note:

When accessing Ancestry Library Edition from offsite via OpenAthens, you will need to click on the “send document” button to be able to view images remotely.

To access Artstor from offsite, no need to use OpenAthens.  You can use your individual ArtStor credentials to login directly to the Artstor digital library. 

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