The Frick Art Reference Library is continually expanding the online profile of its Photoarchive — a study collection of more than one million photographs and other reproductions. While they are actively seeking digital images from museums and independent researchers, the Photoarchive has contributed almost 25,000 digital images to ARTstor.
Archive for September, 2011
Tags: ARTstor, image viewing, libraries, museums, photography
Tags: image viewing, museums
Partners Google and the Israel Museum in Jerusalem have launched a new website to closely examine the Dead Sea Scrolls. Not to panic if you don’t read Hebrew — the site offers English translations of the Great Isaiah Scroll in two ways: either read a dual translation here or click on a specific passage while in the viewer to open a window with the translation.
via LA Times
Tags: California, museums
The living room from Charles and Ray Eames’ iconic house has been meticulously taken apart and re-assembled at LACMA, as part of the exhibition California Design, 1930–1965: “Living in a Modern Way”. The LA Times has a great back story, plus a timelapse video of the disassembling of the living room. It had remained preserved and unchanged since Ray Eames’ death in 1988.
The show is part of Pacific Standard Time.
The full schedule with speaker bios is here. The program is co-sponsored by Art and the College of Creative Studies, and this quarter has been organized by Dick Hebdige.
Tags: archives, image viewing, museums
The Smithsonian Institution Archives has introduced The Bigger Picture, their online portal to the records of the history of the Institution. Of the over 17,000 records online so far, roughly 5,400 contain digital media — with more to come. The Smithsonian encourages educational use of these images with proper citation; see the Rights and Reproductions page for more information.
The PST’s own website lists events at the 60 participating venues, from Santa Barbara to San Diego. The $10 million project will run for 6 months.
Tags: fun, museums
Museum Day, an annual event sponsored by Smithsonian magazine, is fast approaching. On Saturday, September 24, hundreds of museums and other cultural venues nationwide open their doors to free admission — request the required ticket, good for the ticket holder and a guest, from the site. Local institutions participating in the event include Casa de la Guerra and Rancho La Patera & Stow House; to search for a specific venue, click here.
British artist Richard Hamilton died Tuesday, 13 September 2011, at age 89. Considered a forerunner of Pop Art, Hamilton is best known for paintings and collages that addressed issues of popular culture and consumption.
ARTstor has collaborated with Réunion des Musées Nationaux (RMN) and Art Resource to secure 12,000 images. These will include works from the Louvre, the Musée d’Orsay, and 26 other French institutions. The first installment of 4,000 has just been launched. Read the full description in the release here.
You can browse the images here.