The Guggenheim (With Help From Internet Archive) Launches Museum Exhibition Catalogue in Digital Format
From the Guggenheim Web Site
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum has expanded its digital publications resources, offering greater access to a range of content from Guggenheim publications, including the first exhibition catalogue to be published by a museum in an e-book format. A newly digitized selection of essays and historical materials dating back to the 1937 founding of the museum are also now available at guggenheim.org/publications.
In addition to content for purchase, selections from key museum titles dating back to the founding of the Guggenheim in 1937 are now freely accessible to the public. Over 60 catalogues were scanned in their entirety with the help of the Internet Archive project and can now be read online. Visitors can flip through pages of classic titles such as Alexander Calder: A Retrospective Exhibition, published in 1964; Lawrence Alloway’s groundbreaking 1963 catalogue Six Painters and the Object; or the Solomon R. Guggenheim Collection of Non-Objective Paintings, one of the museum’s first publications.
As a point of entry to guide visitors through the historic materials, a regularly updated area of the museum’s website titled the Syllabus highlights key themes, topics, and trends found in the Guggenheim archives.
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