New York has the most extensive library facilities in the United States, including the New York Public Library, the nation’s largest public library. The distinguished libraries of Columbia University, in New York City, and of Cornell University, in Ithaca, are among the largest collections in the world. Other educational centers have also built up notable collections. Among the special libraries in the state are the Sibley Music Library, in Rochester, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Library, in Hyde Park, and the Pierpont Morgan Library, in New York City.
New York City is the center of the state’s tremendous museum resources, with its world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, and the American Museum of Natural History. Upstate museum facilities are in Buffalo and Rochester; both have outstanding science and art museums.
Some of New York’s many museums of special interest are the Fenimore Art Museum, showcasing the historical arts of the region; the Farmers’ Museum, a reconstructed 1845 settlement; and the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, all in Cooperstown. Other museums of special interest include the George Eastman House, a restored mansion and museum of photography, in Rochester; the Corning Museum of Glass, in Corning; the New York State Museum in Albany, with a fine Native American collection among its historical displays; and Fort Ticonderoga, a restored military post and museum on Lake Champlain. "New York" © Emmanuel BUCHOT, Encarta, Wikipedia
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