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Finding Pictures in the Picture Collection: About the Wallach Division at NYPL

An introduction to using the Picture Collection to find images by subject.

Wallach Divison

To learn more about the five Collections that make up the Division and how they can help compliment your research, please take a look at our Guide to the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Divsion of Art, Prints and Photographs.

About the Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs

Established in 1987 thanks to a gift from the Wallach family, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs unites what had formerly been separate departments under a single banner. Divisional holdings comprise works of art as well as reference materials on painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and the history of architecture from prehistoric times to the present. The Wallach Division also serves as the access point to the Spencer Collection of fine bindings and illustrated books, as well as the extensive visual resources of the Picture Collection. Together, these collections include more than one million works of art in various mediums and formats, complemented by nearly 700,000 monographs and periodicals. The quality, depth and scope of these holdings have earned the Wallach Division an international reputation among a broad variety of scholars and lovers of art.