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All the UK’s 150,000 public sculptures to go online

Sculptures at Perth Museum and Art Gallery being photographed for Art UK's sculpture project © Sophia Sheppard/Art UK

© Sophia Sheppard/Art UK

The first 1,000 of Britain’s 150,000 publicly-owned sculptures have been published this week thanks to a project organized by Art UK. These works are global in nature and range in date from c. 1000 CE to modern times. The project includes photographing works that have yet to be been properly documented and the remaining works should be catalogued and online by the end of next year. This joins a similar Art UK project completed in 2012 that recorded the country’s 200,000 oil paintings.

via The Art Newspaper

CA State Archives Digitizes The Alfred Eichler Collection

CA State Archives Digitizes The Alfred Eichler Collection

From the CA Sectretary of State press release:

“For the first time, the California States Archives has digitized its entire collection of esteemed architect Alfred Eichler’s drawings, sketches, and watercolors. This collection of 431 images of his public project designs spans from 1925 to 1962. The complete collection is searchable and can be browsed on the Secretary of State’s website.” Click here to view the State Archives Complete Collection of Alfred Eichler’s Project Designs.

Eichler both sketched and designed many of the buildings at the University of California, Santa Barbara during and after its construction. These specifically include classroom units and other buildings from when the university was known as “Santa Barbara State College” such as the Horticultural Unit, the Science, Art and Library Buildings and the Industrial Education Building.

Making LOC Public Domain and Rights-Clear Content Easier to Find

Libary of Congress Free to Use and Reuse sectionWhen the Library of Congress redesigned the Library’s home page in late 2016 they began featuring free-to-use sets at the bottom of the page. Each set displayed on the home page is now available from the Free to Use and Reuse page.

The Library believes that this content is either in the public domain, a U.S. government work, has no known copyright or has been cleared by the copyright owner for public use. (Please remember that rights assessment is your responsibility). The content featured here will change regularly and they will continue to add to this archive.

This featured content is just a small sample of the Library’s digital collections that are freely available for use. Whenever possible, each collection item has its own rights statement, which should be consulted for guidance. See more information about copyright and the Library’s collections.

John Margolies Roadside America Photograph Archive

Wigwam Village Motel, Rialto, California, image date 1977 (John Margolies Roadside America photograph archive (1972-2008), Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division)

The Library of Congress has digitized over 11,000 slides by architectural critic and curator John Margolies (1940-2016). Photographed over a span of forty years (1969-2008), Margolies’ Roadside America work chronicled a period of American history defined by the automobile and the ease of travel it allowed. The Archive is one of the most comprehensive documentary studies of vernacular commercial structures along main streets, byways, and highways throughout the United States in the twentieth century.

Library of Congress Archive adds born-digital content

Information Superhighway: Welcome to the Internet / Enjoy the Ride (via Library of Congress has added two new born-digital collections to their archives.

The Webcomics Web Archive focuses on comics created specifically for the web and supplements the Library’s extensive holdings in comic books, graphic novels and original comic art. It has award-winning comics as well as webcomics that are significant for their longevity, reputation or subject matter. Also included are works by artists and subjects not traditionally represented in mainstream comics, including women artists and characters, artists and characters of color, LGBTQ+ artists and characters, as well as subjects such as politics, health and autobiography.

The Web Cultures Web Archive is a representative sampling of websites documenting the creation and sharing of emergent cultural traditions on the web such as GIFs, memes and emoji. As part of the American Folklife Center, the archive documents traditional cultural forms and practices, and the proliferation of smart phones, tablets, and wireless Internet connections has positioned networked communication as a space where people increasingly develop and share folklore.

ARCHIPORN: A Guide to World Architecture

ARCHIPORN: The definitive guide for architecture loversDeveloped in 2008 and with an eye-catching name, ARCHIPORN is a world architecture guide created by architects to identify, gather and share information about architectural works around the world by both renowned and emerging architects.

The online guide is a world map covered in clickable colored squares, each identifying the work’s location and date (colored coded from before 1749 to the 2010s). Its also web-based and, if available, utilizes architect’s sites, Wikimedia, ArchDaily and others to provide links to information and images of each site.

via ArchDaily

Rodolfo Lanciani Digital Archive: Images of Rome

Giacomo Sangermano, engraving of a scaffolding for the restoration of the vault of St. Peter’s Basilica (1700) [In. nos. 16577_56 and Roma XI.54.57]Archaeologist, professor of topography, and secretary of the Archaeological Commission Rodolfo Lanciani (1845–1929) was a pioneer in the systematic, modern study of the city of Rome. His personal collection included his notes and manuscripts as well as a large collection of historic and contemporary images of the city.

The physical Lanciani Archive housed in Rome is usually open to scholars during limited hours only. But now, a new online Archive hosted by Stanford offers 24/7 access to almost 4,000 records with high quality images, generally organized in Lanciani’s preferred method of categorization, dividing material based on site, but users can also perform specific searches or filter results by medium, artist, date, topic, or publisher. A good place to start is the section of curated essays that explores focused topics such as Rome’s many domes and urban scenes of labor and production throughout time.

via Hyperallergic

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