Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum


ARTstor is collaborating with the Smithsonian's Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum to share approximately 4,000 images from the permanent collection in the Digital Library.

The Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum is the only museum in the United States devoted exclusively to historic and contemporary design. The Museum presents compelling perspectives on the impact of design on daily life through active educational and curatorial programming.

The Museum's diverse collection spans twenty four centuries of historic and contemporary design, including seventeenth-century Japanese tsuba, Parisian parasol designs, postmodern glassware, modular toys, and fabric about the future.

The Museum was founded in 1897 by Amy, Eleanor, and Sarah Hewitt, granddaughters of industrialist Peter Cooper. A branch of the Smithsonian since 1967, Cooper-Hewitt is housed in the landmark Andrew Carnegie Mansion on Fifth Avenue in New York City.

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Collection information

Total size of collection* 4,000
Percentage of completion 0%

* Image totals should be regarded as an approximation until a given collection is 100% complete. Users should also bear in mind that the number of images available to them may vary from country to country, reflecting ARTstor’s approach to addressing an international copyright landscape that itself varies from country to country.

Last updated: January 23, 2012

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