The Reference Library of the Clark Center comprises of approximately 7,000 volumes. It is focussed on Japanese art but encompasses also Chinese and European art. The library is open to scholars and students upon prior appointment. It consists also of rare books and periodicals both in Japanese and English.
The following types of support are welcomed:
Cash Gifts for Book Purchases
Cash contributions of any amount are welcomed as they will support the purchase of new books. The average price of one book is $75.
Gifts of out-of-print books or library collections are welcomed as well as donations of recently published books. New book purchases should be coordinated with the library staff to ensure titles aren’t already on order.
Memorial and Honorific Gifts
Contributions given in memory or in honor of a person are welcomed. For a gift of $1,000 or more, a named memorial book fund can be established. A special book plate will be created and placed in each book.
Approval Plan Support
Approval plans allow for streamlined acquisition of international and domestic books, primarily exhibition catalogs and major monographs on artists. Current funding does not allow us to purchase at a comprehensive level. A one-time or annual donation of $5,000 (or more) will help us reach this goal of excellence. A special book plate will be placed in each book.
An endowed fund is established in perpetuity to have continuing impact on creating a world class collection. A named endowment requires a minimum gift of $50,000. The donor may specify an area of interest, e.g., contemporary art, woodblock prints, decorative arts, etc. The Clark Center invests its endowments carefully to achieve a healthy rate of return that provides for both current needs and long-term growth. A special book plate will be placed in each book.
All checks should be made payable to the Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture and mailed to:
Clark Center for Japanese Art and Culture