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  • "Mural Painting and the Ancient Americas" goes to the city

    Professor Lisa Trever and some students in the seminar "Mural Painting and the Ancient Americas" arrive at the de Young Museum in San Francisco to study and photograph the fragments of ancient murals from Teotihuacan, Mexico on view there in the Harald Wagner collection. With the support of the Digital Humanities at Berkeley initiative and the staff of the Visual Resources Center of the Department of History of Art, the class used specialized equipment to take photographs for panoramic stitching and photogrammetry. Special thanks to Sue Grinols, Director of Photo Services and Imaging, and Dr. Matthew Robb, curator of the Art of the Americas at the de Young, for making this visit possible. Students enrolled in the seminar will use these photographs in the production of their final research projects. The surprisingly traffic-free trip from Berkeley to Golden Gate Park even allowed the group to stop for tea at the Japanese Tea Garden before beginning their photographic work!

    Left to right: Yessica Porras, Kat Huggins, Michaela Guerrera, Gabriella Nunez, Verónica Múnoz-Nájar, Nathan Kelleher, Lisa Trever, and Arianna Campiani.

    Photograph by Lynn Cunningham 

    TAGS: undergraduate, graduate, Lisa Trever, digital humanities, Visual Resources Center, De Young Museum, San Francisco

  • The VRC is Recruiting

    We are recruiting for a Curator for our Visual Resources Center.  We are looking for someone with an art history background and experience in a Visual Resources collection or library, to join us in building and maintaining Berkeley's digital image collection, supporting faculty teaching and research, and continuing to explore art history's place in the digital humanities. Please see our job listing here (job listing number 18086). We will begin reviewing applications on Friday, June 27.

    The Senior Digital Curator reports to the Director of Administration and the VRC and works collaboratively with another Senior Curator under the guidance of a Principal Curator.  Duties include cataloging, image permissions gathering, lecture and classroom support, oversight of departmentally-held equipment, and participation in special projects.  We are looking for an energetic, flexible colleague to join our department.

    TAGS: Visual Resources Center