Visual Resources Update April 2024

Visual Resources Update April 2024

Students in Art 102 Use the Day-Klauder Collection

Students examine open books at a long table while a man stands in front of a large monitor instructing them.
Prof. Basile Baudez has students in his Art 102 precept examine the Day-Klauder albums from Visual Resources.

The Day-Klauder albums were originally part of a reference library of the Day and Klauder architectural firm, founded in 1912 in Philadelphia. Day and Klauder were responsible for designing many college campus buildings across the United States. At Princeton, they built nine significant structures, among them Holder Hall (1909) and Hamilton Hall (1911).

JSTOR shares new features for JSTOR images, here are some takeaways:

  • In JSTOR you have a Workspace where you can save images and texts, organize those items into folders, and add notes to them.
  • You can save zoomed-in views to your Workspace, and export them.
  • There is an images landing page for searching and browsing: where you can choose to limit search by classifications or to Artstor collections.
  • You can now refine your results by Image Resolution and Collection.
  • You can now sort by Title and Creator in the search results as well as download directly from the search results page.
  • Coming soon: Support for personal collections on JSTOR. You will be able to upload files to a workspace and use with the JSTOR iiif viewer. These can be shared within your institution.

JSTOR has very helpful videos on Youtube.

Prof. Andy Watsky donates his photographic collection to Visual Resources

Open pages of a binder of plastic sleeves holding black and white photographs and negatives
An example of some of the high quality prints and negatives in Prof. Watsky’s well-organized collection.

Visual Resources is pleased to announce that it will be home to Prof. Andy Watsky’s photography archive. This archive includes a few hundred images for his book Chikubushima: Deploying the Sacred Arts in Momoyama Japan (University of Washington Press, 2003), documenting the sacred island near the ancient capital of Kyoto. The collection is currently being inventoried by Yichin Chen. VR is proud to take care of this collection and we wish Prof. Watsky a happy and healthy retirement.

Leigh Lieberman attends CAA (the other CAA) in New Zealand

Six people raise glasses at a table
Leigh and friends enjoy dinner at The Green Dragon Inn at Hobbiton

Early this month, Leigh co-chaired a session at the Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology annual meeting in Auckland, New Zealand. The session, The Ethics of Open Data, invited presenters to grapple with the challenges and benefits bridging technical standards like the FAIR Guiding Principles for open scientific data management and stewardship (Findability, Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reuse) with ethical considerations like the CARE Principles for Indigenous Data Governance (Collective Benefit, Authority to Control, Responsibility, and Ethics). Presenters demonstrated how both data creators and data users approached questions of ethics, equity, and decolonization in open data and restricted access data stewardship for researchers, stakeholders, and rightsholding communities. While Leigh and her colleagues are currently working on a proposal for an edited volume that would capture many of the productive discussions they facilitated at the conference, when they were in New Zealand, they also took some time to explore; in particular, their dinner at The Green Dragon Inn at Hobbiton was a night to remember!

Connecting Histories: the Princeton and Mount Athos Legacy project has now received grants from the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, the Princeton Humanities Council, and the Mount Athos Foundation of America.

Gold or bronze plate with relief of central medallion with Virgin and archangels surrounded by other figures
Panagiarion known as ‘The Pulcheria Paten’, Xeropotamou Monastery, Mount Athos, Greece (35 mm slide, Weitzmann Collection)

Visual Resources is proud to announce that Dr. Beatrice Spampinato has been funded to work on the 1929 Mount Athos Expedition collection, which includes moving image film and a little over 300 photographs. Dr. Spampinato is a Postdoc researcher at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice/Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz – Max-Planck Institut, where she works on the Observing South Caucasus’ Historical Landscape: An Open Photo Archive (OSCOP) project. This July, she will be working remotely for one month. We are very grateful to the Seeger Center for Hellenic Studies, with the support of the Dimitrios and Kalliopi Monoyios Modern Greek Studies Fund, and Department of Art & Archaeology for providing the funds that will allow Dr. Spampinato to do this work.