Tour NYC Archives and Libraries This Fall with A.R.T. and METRO

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) and Archivists Roundtable of New York City (A.R.T.) are visiting libraries and archives in and around NYC this fall! Please join us for one of our fabulous tours.


New York Society Library
Friday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m.

Our tour of New York Society Library will feature highlights from the collection, information about the history of the library, and project updates from the librarians. It will be led by Matthew Bright and Sara Holliday.

This free tour is open to 12 members. RSVP here.

Archives of American Art
Friday, November 4 at 4:00 p.m.

Led by Hilary Price, this tour will allow visitors to view recent acquisitions of artists' papers, gallery records, and art historians' and critics' papers.

This free tour is open to 12 members. RSVP here.

Grolier Club
Friday, November 11 at 2:00 p.m.

Join us for a tour of Grolier Club and a show-and-tell of items from the library’s collection. This tour will be led by Sophia Dahab and Barbara Bieck.

This free tour is open to 12 members. RSVP here.

Interference Archive
Thursday, November 17 at 4:00 p.m.

Please join us for a Thursday afternoon tour of Interference Archive. With guidance from Bonnie Gordon, we'll take a look at the archive's collections of posters, flyers, publications, photographs, books, T-shirts and buttons, moving images, audio recordings, and other materials from political movements fostering social change.

This free tour is open to 12 members. RSVP here.

Explorer's Club
Friday, November 18 at 2:00 p.m.

See the research collections, library and historic maps of the Explorer’s Club. The tour will be led by archivist and Curator of Research Collections Lacey Flint.

These free tour is open to 12 members. RSVP here.

Transit Museum
Friday, December 2 at 4:00 p.m.

Led by Desiree Alden-Gonzalez, Archivist & Acting Collections Manager, our tour will include the Gabrielle Shubert Research Center. Opened in 2015, the center is a newly constructed 14,000 square foot collection storage space. It houses the museum’s collection artifacts and their growing archival collections, including books, documents, photographs, media, architectural and engineering drawings. The center is open by appointment only one day a week to researchers, making this is a great opportunity for A.R.T. and METRO members.

This free tour is open to 12 members. RSVP here.

The Cloisters
Friday, December 9, 3:30 p.m.

Join Jeanne-Marie Musto for a guided tour of the Cloisters on this limited-edition tour. Our visit will focus on the rare items found in the Treasury.

This free tour is open to 4 members. RSVP here.


Questions? Reach out to METRO at events [at] metro [dot] org & A.R.T. at education [at] nycarchivists [dot] org.