IN THIS ISSUE A collection of France's medieval planned towns; meet the artists who accompanied Captain Cook; new releases from the Amistad Research Center, rock-cut caves and South Asian Art from David Efurd, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Experimental Printmaking Institute, and Hofstra University Museum; how to take Artstor home for the summer; how to add links to your metadata with Shared Shelf; come work with us; and lots of webinars to choose from.
In the 13th century, France gave birth to several hundred new market towns known as bastides—many of the thriving to this day. Explore these unusual examples of medieval urban design in a new collection from Cornell University.
Captain Cook’s nautical feats are only part of the story; of equal importance are the contributions made by the artists who went along on his journeys, risking their lives–and sometimes losing them–to illustrate the animals and plants they encountered for science and posterity.
Artstor and the Amistad Research Center are now making available in the Digital Library nearly 300 images from the Center’s art collection, focusing on works by Harlem Renaissance masters from the Harmon Foundation.
Merete Sanderhoff, curator and senior advisor at the National Gallery of Denmark (Statens Museum for Kunst, or SMK), presented “Sharing is Caring” at the Artstor offices. We took the opportunity to do a brief interview.
Artstor and David Efurd are now sharing approximately 10,000 images of rock-cut Buddhist caves, sites, sculptures, and monasteries in India and Korea; Hindu and Jain sites; and ancient and medieval sculptures from museums in India.
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