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Visual Resources Update May 2022

Visual Resources Update May 2022 Visual Resources is the recipient of a co-sponsorship grant from the Princeton University Humanities Council, which will combine with funding from Tufts University to support enhancements to the Sinai Archive project (https://www.sinaiarchive.org). The 6-month grant will fund graduate student work in content creation and metadata improvements as well as developer …

Visual Resources Update April 2022

Visual Resources Update April 2022 Prof. Martha Sandweiss in the Department of History recently donated her 35mm slide collection to VR. We are currently sorting through the contents, including works from the Amon Carter Museum, which Sandweiss collected as an historian of the American West. This subject area is an exciting addition to the general …

Visual Resources Update March 2022

Sherds have arrived! Very recently transferred back to Princeton from the Walters Art Museum, an extensive variety of pottery sherds from the Excavation of Antioch-on-the-Orontes is now available for use as a teaching collection. Thanks to Profs. Arrington and Blessing for their insights on arrangement and identification. Our marble and stone collection was available for …

Visual Resources Update February 2022

Visual Resources Update February 2022 VR was happy to take part in Lucy Partman’s (Ph.D., 2021) ART106 Looking Lab: Experiments in Visual Thinking and Thinking about Visuals course on February 10. Yichin Chen provided glass lantern slide and 35mm slide projection as well as a demonstration of a stereoscope using cards from the department collections. …

Visual Resources Update January 2022

Visual Resources Update January 2022 Visual Resources has been helping faculty obtain images and permissions for their forthcoming publications. This semester we are utilizing the new Michigan/Princeton sinaiarchive.org collection to identify images for what will no doubt be a valuable resource: a book on the icon, edited by Prof. Charlie Barber. If you are a …

Visual Resources Update December 2021

Visual Resources Update December 2021 The food-safe silicone molds were made, the chocolate tempered, the chocolate casts can now be revealed. We have learned a lot about resources on campus, 3d models, molds and casting. If you have any questions about the process, or want to see the models and results, please visit 2-N-7/8 or …

Visual Resources Update November 2021

Visual Resources Update November 2021 Having become a familiar sight in the hallway of 2-N Green Hall, the Department’s plaster casts inspired VR to begin a fun holiday project that touches on many of their daily activities. And since there is no better way to learn something than to do it, everyone decided to contribute …

Visual Resources Update October 2021

Visual Resources Update October 2021 Many of you have probably seen the job posting for a Digital Project Specialist. Since 2015 Visual Resources has launched several digital projects. VR is increasingly serving in an advisory and exploratory role for faculty and graduate students looking to create projects online. The cataloguing experience of VR, as well …

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 …