Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New at ARTstor

 New collections at ARTstor relating to Antiquity

Allan Langdale: Cyprus Archive
[December 22, 2010]
ARTstor is collaborating with Allan Langdale to share more than 3,300 images of the historical architecture of Cyprus. This collection was compiled between 2006 and 2008 and focuses on the lesser known and, in some cases, endangered architecture and archaeological sites of northern Cyprus. The archive includes Bronze Age sites such as Enkomi and the Tombs of the Kings, and the early Christian basilicas of Salamis. The bulk of the collection consists of dozens of examples of the Byzantine architecture of the region, including examples largely unavailable to researchers since the embargoes imposed on North Cyprus in 1974. There are detailed sets of images of the better-known buildings, such as the Panagia Kanakaria, and a number of medieval churches of Nicosia (Lefkosa), such as the St. Sophia Cathedral and the St. Nicholas Cathedral (the Bedestan). The most comprehensive portion of the collection focuses on the Lusignan Gothic churches of Famagusta, including the cathedrals of St. Nicholas, St. George of the Greeks, St. George of the Latins, and Saints Peter and Paul.
Allan Langdale is an art historian, photographer, and filmmaker whose current research interests are in Cyprus, where he has done work on the medieval and Venetian monuments of Famagusta.
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Final images of Classical sculptures from the Berlin State Museums
[April 23, 2010]

The Prussian Cultural Properties Foundation (Stiftung Preussischer Kulturbesitz) and ARTstor have collaborated to digitize key works of Classical sculpture from the Berlin State Museums (Staatliche Museen zu Berlin). Now held in the Pergamon Museum and Altes Museum in Berlin, the collection of Classical Antiquities (Antikensammlung) is one of the most important collections of Classical art in the world. This final release includes approximately 170 images of Greek, Hellenistic, and Roman sculptures, bringing the collection total in ARTstor to nearly 580 images.
To view the Classical Sculptures (Berlin State Museums) collection: go to the ARTstor Digital Library, browse by collection, and click “Classical Sculptures (Berlin State Museums);” or enter the keyword search: smb berlin
For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Classical Sculptures (Berlin State Museums) collection page.

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Plans of Ancient and Medieval Buildings and Archaeological Sites (Bryn Mawr College)
[April 8,2010]

The final set of images depicting plans of archaeological sites and architectural monuments contributed by Bryn Mawr College are now available in the Digital Library, bringing the collection total to nearly 8,000 images. This third release for the Plans of Ancient and Medieval Buildings and Archaeological Sites (Bryn Mawr College) collection includes site plans of Ancient and Classical sites in the Near East and Europe, primarily Greece, Italy, and Turkey, from the 10th century BCE through the 6th century CE.
With a collection of over 200,000 slides and 50,000 digital images, the Visual Resources Center at Bryn Mawr College supports the image needs of several academic departments, including the History of Art, Archaeology, Classics, and Growth and Structure of Cities. Within the collection, there is a set of approximately 8,000 black-and-white slides depicting archaeological and building site plans. These slides reflect Bryn Mawr College's current and historical academic strengths in Archaeology and Art History, particularly relating to the Classical and Ancient Near East, as well as Medieval Europe. Through a partnership with ARTstor, Bryn Mawr College will be contributing several collections to the Digital Library, including this collection of site plans for key Ancient and Medieval architectural monuments and archeological sites. The Classical Antiquity Lantern Slide Collection and the Mellink Archive from Bryn Mawr College are also available in ARTstor.
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