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The Art Institute of Chicago


About the Art Institute of Chicago:

Founded in 1879, the Art Institute of Chicago has two main branches: the Museum of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. The museum holds multiple collections, including a Japanese collection of approximately 3,800 items, with Japanese items scattered throughout the other collections. It also has a research library, the Ryerson and Burnham Libraries, open to the public within the museum.

The digital collections of the Art Institute of Chicago are especially noteworthy for their easy navigation and documentation.  Their online resources are especially useful for teaching, for student course research and for beginning more substantial research projects.  


Institution: Art Institute of Chicago
Founded: 1866
Type: Museum
Location: Chicago, IL

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