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There are 16 projects listed:
Alciato at Glasgow
Alciato at Glasgow gives access to twenty-two editions of the emblems of Andrea Alciato (1492-1550), the pater et princeps of the emblem genre. The editions date from 1531 to 1621, in the original Latin, and in French, German, Italian, and Spanish versions.
Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue
The Digital Catalogue documents, visually and textually, the first ten years of Andy Goldsworthy's ephemeral, outdoor practice. It replicates Goldsworthy's Slide Cabinet Index, and includes previously unpublished material from Goldsworthy's Sketchbook Diaries.
CARP: Chinese Art - Research into Provenance
CARP is a compilation of sources for provenance research of Chinese works of art, for use by institutions and researchers and featuring more than 1,600 images.
Correspondence of James McNeill Whistler
Based on records of over 13,000 letters, including copies surviving in public and private collections around the world, the online edition makes available around 10,000 letters sent to and from Whistler during the period from 1855 to 1903.
Correspondence of William Henry Fox Talbot Project
The Project has prepared a comprehensive edition of the nearly 10,000 letters to and from William Henry Fox Talbot (1800-1877), the Wiltshire polymath best known for his invention of photography.
Exhibition Culture in London 1878-1908
The project documents the commercial and artist led world of the London gallery beyond major institutions such as the Royal Academy and records over 3,000 exhibitions and 900 galleries in London between 1878 and 1908.
French Emblems at Glasgow
The project gives you access to all the French Emblem Books of the 16th century, along with their Latin versions when appropriate. A total of 28 emblem books are available in both transcribed and facsimile versions.
International Exhibitions: 1851-1938
A 'visual library' of images and text from nine major international exhibitions between 1851 and 1938
James McNeill Whistler: The Etchings
James McNeill Whistler (1834-1903) was a major figure in 19th century printmaking and created 490 etchings. Over 9500 impressions of these prints have been located and investigated during the project, which completes a series of catalogues raisonnés of Whistler's oeuvre.
Louise Jopling: A Research Project
A site is about the artist Louise Jopling (1843-1933), painter of portraits, genre and interiors, teacher and suffragist.
Mackintosh Architecture: Context, Making and Meaning
The project provides a richly-illustrated Catalogue of all known architectural projects by Charles Rennie Mackintosh, including over 1200 drawings by Mackintosh and the practice, analytical and contextual essays, a timeline and glossary.
Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951
The Mapping Sculpture database contains over 50,000 records relating to sculptural practice between 1851 and 1951, including around 3,500 sculptors, 15,000 objects and 1,300 exhibitions.
National Collecting Scheme Scotland
The website presents a searchable database of all of the contemporary art acquisitions that have been developed and supported through the National Collecting Scheme Scotland.
Other Europes: Re-visitoning Architecture & Design 1840-1940
A searchable collection of images, texts and essays in the field of central European architecture and design.
The Paintings of James McNeill Whistler: A Catalogue Raisonné
The online catalogue includes some 550 oil paintings and over 1700 works on paper dating from ca 1850 to 1903. The evolution of each painting from sketch to final oil is described and illustrated.
The Study and Digitisation of Italian Emblems
A corpus of 16th-century emblem books composed by Italian authors made available to browsing and searching, both in the form of photographic reproductions and as transcribed texts.