• Digital Makes Visible: Bringing Provenance Research to Light

    Author(s):
    Molli Kuenstner (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Subject(s):
    Databases, Research, History in art, Art--Provenance
    Item Type:
    Conference paper
    Conf. Title:
    Past, Present, Future: Aspiring to New Heights
    Conf. Org.:
    ARLIS/NA
    Conf. Loc.:
    Chicago, IL
    Conf. Date:
    April 5-9, 2022
    Tag(s):
    Database, Research, digital research, Art history, Provenance
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/c1jt-3r44
    Abstract:
    The Department of Image Collections’ database, Ex Libris (Primo on the front end), provides our researchers with an amalgamation of provenance resources that are outlined in the provenance notes field and illustrated with digital images in the IIIF viewer, displaying collectors’ and institutions’ marks and stamps, and often most valuably, the notations on the verso of the image from important scholars, dealers and connoisseurs such as Bernard Berenson, Wilhelm von Bode, and Max J. Friedländer. The records can include links to internal and external sources, such as the Archives of American Art, which, in combination with our collection, also house part of the Victor D. Spark archive, and the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorische Documentatie (RKD) the Van Diemen archives. A selection of contemporary photographs, showing works of art in situ, underscore the connections that can be made in regard to ownership. Our database makes material from all corners of our collection digitally accessible and is a valuable tool for provenance research. See links for examples of the above discussion: https://library.nga.gov/permalink/01NGA_INST/1p5jkvq/alma994147274204896 https://library.nga.gov/permalink/01NGA_INST/1p5jkvq/alma991643913804896 https://library.nga.gov/permalink/01NGA_INST/1p5jkvq/alma991764393804896 https://library.nga.gov/permalink/01NGA_INST/1p5jkvq/alma991638373804896
    Notes:
    My presentation was part of the "Beyond the Classroom: Developing Image Databases for Research" session.
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