January 21, 2022

Princeton University Art Museum Undertaking ‘Massive’ Digitization Effort of Artworks; Minor White’s Photography Now Available

From the PUAM:

The Princeton University Art Museum is undergoing a multi-year initiative to digitize its collections and archives for students, scholars, researchers and others. Over 97,000 artworks have been digitized, including more than 6,000 images and related photographic material by the American modernist Minor White.

“The museum has made the digitization of its present and future collections one of its highest priorities, so that digital access to every work in the collections — and, increasingly, all the rich content associated with those works — can be made available to users on our campus and around the world,” said James Steward, the Nancy A. Nasher–David J. Haemisegger, Class of 1976, Director, Princeton University Art Museum.



Digital images of all works in the collections will be available via the museum’s website in 2017, according to Steward. Digitization of associated bibliographies, interpretive writing and more is ongoing and will continue over the coming years, he said.

Many of these works may be accessed through the Online Collections Catalogue.

A significant facet of the museum’s digitization efforts is the two-year digitization and cataloging project providing online access for the first time to the most significant photographic content of the Minor White Archive. The project was funded in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and includes over 6,000 finished prints, artist’s proof cards and bibliographic history. It represents the foundation for a centralized authoritative resource for White research and scholarship and is available on the museum’s website.

Learn More About the Digitization Project and the Minor White Archive

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