University of Missouri: The Museum of Art and Archaeology’s entire collection is NOW Searchable on-line!

University of Missouri: The Museum of Art and Archaeology’s entire collection is NOW Searchable on-line!. “Thanks to a Federally-funded grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS), the Museum was able to digitize its entire collection as a searchable database that scholars, faculty, students and anyone needing access to the Museum’s extensive collection can use. Beyond background information on a specific piece of art, you can see an image of the object, review, save, and export information. It brings over 6,000 years of art history to your fingertips.”

27 East: Gardiner Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant To Guild Hall To Digitize Permanent Collection

27 East: Gardiner Foundation Awards $50,000 Grant To Guild Hall To Digitize Permanent Collection. “The grant will fund building a publicly accessible, searchable online database of more than 2,400 artworks that serve as a critical resource for understanding Eastern Long Island’s legacy as an artist colony, according to Guild Hall, which stated that the permanent collection is composed of works by artists with ties to the East End and includes masterworks from the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries, encompassing paintings, sculpture, prints, watercolors, photographs, and drawings by internationally distinguished artists such Winslow Homer, Thomas Moran, Childe Hassam and Jackson Pollock.”

WAMU: Hirshhorn Hits 30-Year Attendance High, One Selfie At A Time

WAMU: Hirshhorn Hits 30-Year Attendance High, One Selfie At A Time
. “The Hirshhorn Museum of Contemporary Art celebrated its millionth visitor of the year this week. That’s the highest attendance the Smithsonian museum has had in three decades, placing it among the most-visited of its kind in the country, according to the Hirshhorn. A big turning point came in the spring with Yayoi Kusama’s stunning exhibition called Infinity Mirrors.”

My Modern Met: 25 Million Images to Be Placed Online by 14 Art Institutions Around the World

My Modern Met: 25 Million Images to Be Placed Online by 14 Art Institutions Around the World . “Art history lovers already have several resources, like the Europeana database and Google Arts & Culture Institute, where it’s possible to view incredible art from multiple collections. And it’s possible to focus in and see masterpieces from the Metropolitan Museum of Art or Guggenheim, but most of these archives simply present the artwork as you’d see them if you went to the museum. What if you want to dig deeper? That’s where Pharos comes in. “

National Post: O’Keeffe Museum to build database of New Mexico sites

National Post: O’Keeffe Museum to build database of New Mexico sites. “The Georgia O’Keeffe Museum has received federal preservation dollars to build a database that will house information about the New Mexico locations that are represented in works by the American modernist painter. The museum announced the $30,000 grant Thursday, saying the database will support a mobile app and website about the historic sites.”

Cornell Chronicle: Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art

Cornell Chronicle: Exhibition, research project highlight learning from Rembrandt’s art. “Watermarks are unique to each batch of paper the artist used, and can often confirm the date or edition of specific impressions. As part of the WIRE (Watermark Identification in Rembrandt’s Etchings) project at Cornell, students have been tasked with creating an online decision tree as a computational tool, which, when completed, will allow users to quickly and confidently identify watermarks from among the 54 main types and more than 500 known subvariants that appear in Rembrandt’s oeuvre, printed from some 300 plates in all.”