December 1, 2020

New Research Resource: Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art Launches Digital Archives Initiative

From Art Daily:

The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Leonard A. Lauder Research Center for Modern Art today launched the Digital Archives Initiative, a new project developed through partnerships with institutions and artists’ estates worldwide. Through the initiative, rare documents and materials related to modern art that are largely unknown or inaccessible are made available online. The first DAI collection, made possible through a partnership with the Institute of Art History, Czech Academy of Sciences in Prague, features Vincenc Kramář’s unpublished notes on one of Pablo Picasso’s first solo exhibitions outside France—at Heinrich Thannhauser’s Moderne Galerie in Munich in 1913.

The DAI is an initiative of the Research Center, created in collaboration with The Met’s Digital Department, which seeks to advance scholarship through digital access to research and primary source materials. The website’s virtual environment was modeled on the experience of visiting and using an actual archive. The result is an innovative digital platform that prioritizes material intimacy and flexibility, allowing scholars and the general public to tailor their experience to individual research needs and interests.

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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