July 24, 2014

Reference: National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK Make Digitized World War II Art Available Online

Historic digitized art is being made available through a partnership between the National Archives (UK) and Wikimedia UK. The content is public domain. From Today’s Announcement: Hundreds of original wartime art works are going online following a partnership between The National Archives and Wikimedia UK. Photographed with a digitisation grant from Wikimedia UK, the collection […]

New Resource: Library and Archives Canada Launches Portraits Portal

From LAC: Today, Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launches its online Portrait Portal, making available more than nearly 15,000 high-quality digitized images from the national portrait collection. [Clip] The Portrait Portal showcases the largest collection of portraits in the country, which includes works acquired since the 1880s. This collection is comprised of paintings, drawings, prints, […]

Getty Research Portal Debuting on May 31st Will Provide Unlimited Access to Nearly 20,000 Digitized Art History Texts in Public Domain

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From the Getty Research Institute: On Thursday, May 31, 2012 the Getty Research Institute (GRI) will launch the Getty Research Portal, an unprecedented resource that will provide universal access to digitized texts in the field of art and architectural history. The Getty Research Portal is a free online search gateway that aggregates descriptive metadata of […]

LA Times: A Digitized Collection of Hi-Res Art Images that Includes The Mona Lisa

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Last week we posted about a MAJOR expansion of the Google Art digitization program. Today, we’re pointing out an LA Times article titled, “Mona Lisa doesn’t need Google Art Project” that offers a quick look at another art digitization program and resource from France. From the Article: Since Google Art Project launched, art lovers have […]

New Online: Fine Art: The Ghent Altarpiece in 100 Billion Pixels

via HeritagePortal.eu It is now possible to zoom into the intricate, breathtaking details of one of the most important works of art in the world, thanks to a newly completed website focused on the Ghent Altarpiece. A stunning and highly complex painting composed of separate oak panels, The Mystic Lamb of 1432 by Hubert and […]

Smithsonian Launches New Website for Teaching African American Civil Rights Through American Art

via Art Daily: Oh Freedom! Teaching African American Civil Rights through American Art at the Smithsonian is a new Web-based project developed jointly by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture. It offers teachers an introduction to the civil rights movement through the unique lens of […]

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston Launches World's Most Comprehensive Digital Archive of Latin American and Latino Art

The new digital archive becomes available tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 19, 2011). From Culture Map Houston: After a decade of culling historical material from across North and South America, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and its research institute, International Center for the Arts of the Americas (ICAA), will launch its long-awaited digital archive of Latin American […]

Metropolitan Museum of Art Unveils Redesigned Web Site, Info About 340,000+ Works of Art Online

From the Announcement: The Metropolitan Museum of Art has relaunched its website, www.metmuseum.org. Key features of the expanded and redesigned site include comprehensive access to more than 340,000 works of art in the Museum’s encyclopedic collections; extensive information and multimedia features on exhibitions, programs, and galleries; a completely new and streamlined design for greater ease […]

New: Frick Art Reference Library Photo Archive Records Now Accessible Online

From Art Daily: The Frick Art Reference Library and its partners in the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC)—the libraries of The Museum of Modern Art and the Brooklyn Museum—are pleased to announce that through a complex process of data migration, all of the Photoarchive’s research database records created since 1996 (and all future records […]

New Virtual Art Exhibition Opens On Europeana.eu Web Site; Zooming Option Now Available

Virtual Exhibition Name: From Dada to Surrealism: Jewish Avant-Garde Artists from Romania, 1910-1938 In the early decades of the twentieth century, the art world was taken by storm by the fearless experimentalism of several Jewish artists from Romania: Tristan Tzara (1895-1962), Victor Brauner (1903-1966), Marcel Janco (1895-1984), and M. H. Maxy (1895-1971). They and the […]