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Visual Resources Update September 2021

Visual Resources Update September 2021 ART100 virtual gallery platform Visual Resources is working with graduate students Samuel Shapiro and Iheanyichukwu Onwuegbucha to use a virtual gallery platform called Artsteps in Art100 this semester. Students will select artwork in or around Princeton and will work in groups to create an exhibition with a cohesive narrative. We …

Visual Resources Update July/August 2021

Visual Resources Update July/August 2021 On July 21 the University of Notre Dame announced a new platform for online access to library and museum holdings. MARBLE, short for Museums, Archives, Rare Books and Libraries Exploration offers “an online teaching and research platform designed to make distinctive cultural heritage collections from across the University accessible through …

Visual Resources Update June 2021

Visual Resources Update June 2021 We have been busy with the move and set-up of our spaces in Green Hall, so this update will include some outside resources and projects from this past month that you may find interesting. The annual iiif conference took place June 22-24. Of particular interest were the presentations and conversations …

Visual Resources Update May 2021

Visual Resources Update May 2021 SENIOR STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER WORK VR received a large number of image request before the pandemic, and those increased in 2020. John Blazejewski (Senior Staff Photographer and Digital Imaging Specialist) primarily captured images from the Weitzmann/Sinai collection and the Antioch and Morgantina excavations and continued to edit images for the various …

Visual Resources Update April 2021

Visual Resources Update April 2021 COLLECTIONS Justin Willson, Postgraduate Research Associate in medieval art, recently asked us for a quality image of Smyrna, Evangelical School A.1, fol. 2v, the Creation. Since the actual manuscript was destroyed by fire in 1922 he was hoping for a better quality image than what he could obtain from existing …

Visual Resources Update March 2021

Visual Resources Update March 2021 COLLECTIONS In preparation for the upcoming move to Green Hall, VR continues to sort, pack and weed materials. The multi-volume Grove Dictionary of Art and other art reference books used in Visual Resources found a new home on 3/25 at Trenton Central High School as a lending library to students …

Visual Resources Update February 2021

Visual Resources Update February 2021 THE SINAI COLLECTION: Visual Resources is finalizing the new Sinai Archive website, which will replace http://vrc.princeton.edu/sinai/  and includes all the images of the icons from the University of Michigan and Princeton together at last. It is being used in classes this spring at Princeton with ART310 ‘The Icon’ taught by …

Visual Resources Update January 2021

Visual Resources Update January 2021 At the request of the VRC Committee (which met at the beginning of December), Visual Resources will provide a monthly email describing new and ongoing work, this being the first. If you are interested in utilizing the Image Viewer for your course in Canvas in the spring, please email gearhart@princeton.edu …

New Resources (February)

What do we think about Yale scrapping their art history survey course? Is that even what this article describes? A great article celebrating the open access policy at Taiwan’s National Palace Museum, and, from the National Museum of American History, a lovely example of a museum resisting the call for perfection before publishing collection records. …

New Resources (January)

A lot of people are probably familiar with the beautiful Closer to Van Eyck website about the restoration of the Ghent Altarpiece. The website was recently updated and now includes further works by Jan van Eyck but beware one caveat which has been pointed out by Douglas McCarthy, Collections Manager at Europeana: “These images are …