WWW Jul 20, 2017

New Art Historical Resources on the Web [2]

H-ArtHist Redaktion

[1] Picturing Places at the British Library
[2] Launch of new art history mapping platform

From: Felicity Myrone <felicity.myronebl.uk>
Date: Apr 27, 2017
Subject: WWW: Picturing Places at the British Library

The British Library is delighted to announce the launch of Picturing Places
www.bl.uk/picturing-places , a new free online resource which explores the
Library’s extensive holdings of landscape imagery.

The British Library’s huge collection of historic prints and drawings is
a treasure trove waiting to be discovered. Picturing Places showcases works
of art by well-known artists such as Thomas Gainsborough and J.M.W. Turner
alongside images by a multitude of lesser-known figures. Only a few have
ever been seen or published before.

Historically, the British Library’s prints and drawings have been
overlooked by scholars. This is the first time that a large and important
body of such materials from the Library are being brought to light. While
landscape images have often been treated as accurate records of place, this
website reveals the many different stories involved – about travel and
empire, science and exploration, the imagination, history and observation.

As well as over 500 newly-digitised works of art from the collection, this
growing site will feature over 100 articles by both emerging and
established scholars from many disciplines. Part of the British
Library’s ongoing Transforming Topography research project, films from
the Library’s 2016 conference exploring the depiction of place are also
accessible, providing revelatory insights about the history of landscape

Follow @BL_prints for updates on the project’s progress

From: Jodi Cranston <cranstonbu.edu>
Date: Jul 17, 2017
Subject: WWW: Launch of new art history mapping platform

A new, open-source platform, Mapping Paintings (www.mappingpaintings.org), allows users to map the movement of artworks across space and time. Developed by Jodi Cranston and generously funded by the Kress Foundation, the platform encourages any user to join the community and to contribute data and share their research projects! Projects can also remain private.

WWW: New Art Historical Resources on the Web [2]. In: ArtHist.net, Jul 20, 2017 (accessed Aug 12, 2022), <https://arthist.net/archive/15366>.