Friday, November 21, 2014

Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Map


Here's a terrific Creative Commons, crowdsourced, online project that provides access to digitized medieval manuscripts all over the world through maps!

The Digitized Medieval Manuscripts Map project was developed by Giulio Menna and Marjolein de Vos in July 2013.
"These maps were designed to help scholars and enthusiasts explore and discover digitized medieval manuscripts made available all over the world. There are hundreds of libraries that have digitized their manuscripts, but it is often difficult to find them."



For example, using this map by clicking on one of the red markers, we learn that the University Library in Rostock has 21 digitized manuscripts available.  Clicking the link provided by the map takes you right to them!


The State Library in Berlin has 261 and the Rare Book Department at the Free Library in Philadelphia has 1015!  You can zoom in on the map to find more specific locations, and fly around the world to see what resources are available in different countries.


Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Provenance Research Guide from UNC


Heather Gendron (Head of the Sloane Art Library at UNC Chapel Hill) has compiled an useful guide for Provenance Research resources. It includes links to the Provenance Guide by the International Foundation for Art Research (IFAR), the Getty Research Institute's Collecting and Provenance Research guide, and links to a number of art auctions resources


Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Thomas Hart Benton: America Today


This video from the Metropolitan Museum of Art's YouTube channel announces the Met's acquisition of Thomas Hart Benton's ten-panel mural, America Today, which he originally created for the New School of Art in the early 1930s. An exhibition of the panels celebrates the gift from the AXA Equitable Company, which had acquired them from the New School in 1982.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

CAA's updated Image Resources Page!

College Art Association's Intellectual Property and the Arts website has been updated to include a useful list of image resources.  The list includes institutions that have made public domain images available for download and collections that provide access to works for educational purposes. A separate list of "fee-based image banks" concludes the website. 

Digital Public Library of America

Many of the links to collections are already available on the VMC News Blog (on the right-hand side), but CAA's website is a great reminder of the availability of images on the internet.  It also provides links to pages about copyright, fair use, and publishing.