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Margaretta M. Salinger had a long and distinguished career at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. In 1930 she joined the Met's Department of Paintings as Special Cataloguer, going on to become a Research Fellow, Senior Researcher and Associate Curator. In 1970 Salinger was named Curator in the European Paintings department, and upon her retirement in 1972 she was named Curator Emeritus. In addition to her curatorial work, Salinger was active on various Museum committees related to publications, most notably the Editorial Advisory Committee, which is the focus of the bulk of these records. Included are proposals for publications, notes from meetings, budget documents, memoranda and correspondence, mostly dating from the 1940s-1960s. There are several files as well from other committees on which Salinger served, mostly related to Museum publication projects. For information about access to these collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website at http://libmma.org/portal/museum-archives/.
The Textile Study Room of The Metropolitan Museum of Art opened in 1908. From then until the mid-1990s, when its activities were integrated into those of the Antonio Ratti Textile Center, the Textile Study Room was consulted by students, designers, and others seeking knowledge or inspiration from historical and contemporary examples of fabrics. In its early years, research supported by the Textile Study Room focused on European textiles and laces, as well as Japanese and Chinese textiles. The Textile Study Room frequently hosted lectures about its holdings by curators and specialists in the field. It also acquired photographs of fabrics and textiles from Central and South America, Asia, and India. The records include correspondence, invoices, fabric samples, photographs and other items that document the work of curators and other staff of this department over several decades. For information about access to these collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives, contact email@example.com or visit our website at http://libmma.org/portal/museum-archives/.