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  • Registration Open for CaVraCon, June 12 + 13, UC Berkeley

    Registration is now open for the California Visual Resources Association Conference (CaVraCon). All CaVraCon events will be held at Wurster Hall at UC Berkeley on June 12+13. We welcome information professionals in archives, commercial …

  • CaVraCon Conference: Save the Date, June 12 + 13

      The Northern and Southern California Chapters of the Visual Resources Association are hosting a 1 ½ day mini-conference to be held at UC Berkeley on June 12 + 13. Please see the (in-progress) conference website for more …

  • MoMA Releases Digital Archive of More than 30,000 Exhibition Images

    The Museum of Modern Art has announced that it has released an extensive digital archive that chronicles its exhibitions from when the museum opened its doors in 1929 to today. The archive features over 3,500 exhibitions and more than 33,000 …

  • Event: "Publishing Art History Digitally: The Present and Future”

     "Publishing Art History Digitally: The Present and Future”: An event at the NYU Institute of Fine Arts (1 East 78th Street, New York, Lecture Hall), October 14, 4 – 8 PM. This event brings together art historians and …

  • Getty Library Research Grant – Digital Art History Project

     Getty Library Research Grants provide partial, short-term support to researchers of all nationalities whose projects demonstrate a compelling need to use Getty Research Institute materials, and whose place of residence is more than 80 miles …

  • New York Public Library Releases 180,000 Public Domain Images

      The New York Public Library has released 180,000 public domain images, available for free and unrestricted use. The images may be downloaded as high-resolution files. The NYPL has also worked to improve the interface to their collections, …

  • New Tool for Batch Importing Images to PowerPoint

    A new tool called MetashotPPT facilitates the batch importing of images and metadata into a PowerPoint presentation. MetaShotPpt takes a folder of image files and imports them all into a PowerPoint presentation in one step, placing each image in …

  • Developing an Open Catalogue Raisonné Platform: The OpenArt Project

    In conducting art historical or visual studies research, faculty, students, and independent scholars face the challenges of organizing images, descriptions of works, and related visual and textual resources, and, more often than not, do so by …

  • Black and White Negatives of Uxmal

    This past year, the Visual Resources Center received a collection of forty-one 70 mm black and white negatives of images taken at the Maya site of Uxmal.  The original source of the negatives and when they were taken was unknown, but it …

  • CAA Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts

    Much uncertainty surrounds how and when images or other copyrighted material can be used, especially for teaching and scholarship. For a use of copyrighted material to be considered fair in the United States, four factors should be considered …