• Review: In the spring of 2020, when many felt untethered by the COVID-19 pandemic, Crafting Communities emerged to address this alienation by “enabling hands-on learning in a hands-off context” within the field of Victorian material culture, as the site notes. From a pilot program of two online events, the project has expanded to comprise fur…[Read more]

  • Review: CollectionBuilder offers open source templates enabling GLAM (gallery, library, archive and museum) institutions to create digital collections and exhibits without proprietary tools. This project seeks to simplify designing infrastructures and interfaces for sustainable, static sites in alignment with collections as data principles. While…[Read more]

  • Review: Bloomsbury Applied Visual Arts, a library of 170 titles published by Bloomsbury Publishing, aims to provide students in the visual arts with practically minded resources for inspiration, technical advice, and career development. The digital resource library is organized according to major visual arts disciplines: fashion and textiles,…[Read more]

  • Review: Visualizing the Virus is a cross between an online repository of original content and bibliography of existing resources. The purpose of the international and interdisciplinary project is to showcase both how the COVID-19 pandemic has been visualized and the inequalities it has revealed. The project was founded and is led by Dr Sria…[Read more]

  • Review: Libraries are all about accessibility. One may have the most beautiful library in the world and yet, if no one knows about it, it is only available to those who can physically be in the space and experience the tomes tactilely. We now live in the exciting time of digital resources which has made a significant difference to scholarship, has…[Read more]

  • Review: Launched in the spring of 2021, Materia: Journal of Technical Art History is a biannual, born-digital, open-access, peer-reviewed journal for the technical study of art objects. Materia is situated at the convergence of conservation science, art history, and related fields, and is co-edited by an international group of conservators and art…[Read more]

  • Review: The aim of Nautilus Catalogue is to provide a database of Nautilus pompilius shells-turned-art object by aggregating information from a variety of disparate collections – and it does exactly this. Created by independent art historian Marsley Kehoe, Nautilus Catalogue consists of a web-based database and downloadable dataset that expands on…[Read more]

  • Review: The Google Arts & Culture Experiment Play a Kandinsky is an interactive digital resource that provides participants a unique opportunity to delve into the question “What if you could hear color?” Using the writings of abstract painter and theorist Wassily Kandinsky, Play a Kandinsky demonstrates the complex neurological condition of…[Read more]

  • Review: The Art and Obsolescence Podcast describes itself as “Conversations with artists, collectors, and professionals shaping the past, present, and future of art and technology.” The podcast presents the experiences and thoughts of each interviewee about the specific challenges and rewards involved in making and preserving time-based and eph…[Read more]

  • Review: PodcastRE is an interface resource to preserve podcasts and collect links and metadata records. Website users can search the database, analyze the metadata using visualization tools, and stream the audio if the original feed is still available online. PodcastRE(search) is founded and directed by Dr. Jeremy Morris of University of Wisconsin…[Read more]

  • Review: Internet Culturale is a multiyear project that aims to bring together in one platform the digital assets created by Italian repositories. This national network of partners provides access to thousands of materials made available by libraries, archives, and museums. The platform is managed by ICCU – the Italian Central Institute for the…[Read more]

  • The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art’s French Paintings and Pastels, 1600-1945 is an online catalog that brings the museum’s collection of 110 French paintings and pastels to visitors and scholars worldwide. Launched in 2021, it is the seventh volume in a series of catalogs that systematically documents the NAMA’s encyclopedic collection and the first…[Read more]

  • Journal of Historians of Netherlandish Art (JHNA), launched in 2009, is the open-access digital journal of the professional organization Historians of Netherlandish Art (HNA). Over the past decade, JHNA has become a reliable, streamlined, and technologically savvy resource for art historical writing related to the Low Countries in the early modern…[Read more]

  • Malangatana: Mozambique Modern is the third installment of The Modern Series at the Art Institute of Chicago. The free digital publication builds and expands on the physical exhibition held at the Art Institute of Chicago which showcased the work of Malangatana Ngwenya focusing on the artist’s work from the late 1950s until 1975. Compelling and w…[Read more]

  • The Monument Lab podcast is a podcast about public art and art history that reimagines monuments as tools for social and cultural change. The Lab has produced twenty-seven podcast episodes since its launch in 2018, ranging in duration from thirty-five minutes to nearly an hour and a half. Each podcast is available directly from the website or is…[Read more]

  • Pedro E. Guerrero: A Photographer’s Journey is a one-hour segment of PBS’s American Masters series in partnership with Latino Public Broadcasting’s VOCES series. It is a documentary film about a photographer’s ability to capture architecture and sculpture, so translating an object from one medium to another is central to the story. It fits the ton…[Read more]

  • Acid Free is the free biannual publication of the Los Angeles Archivists Collective (LAAC). LAAC was founded in 2014, in the model of the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART) and the Women’s Center for Creative Work (WCCW). The Collective “aims to bring the Los Angeles-area archives community together to discuss, collaborate, con…[Read more]

  • Wax is a flexible workflow for creating online scholarly exhibitions with high quality, IIIF-ready images. It provides an alternative to tools like Omeka or WordPress for information professionals, faculty, or students interested in creating digital exhibitions or other projects showcasing collections of images. ‘Using’ Wax means employing a var…[Read more]

  • These best practices are concerned with applying the Library of Congress Subject Headings to art exhibition publications, and are intended for use with the relevant sections of the Library of Congress Subject Headings Manual. Assigning subject headings to exhibition publications presents a great opportunity for the exercise of cataloger’s j…[Read more]

  • The ARLIS/NA Cataloging Advisory Committee has drafted these best practices to provide practical guidance to catalogers working with art exhibition publications. The guidelines are confined to cataloging issues and situations characteristic of this type of material; they are intended to be used with and are compatible with other cataloging…[Read more]

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