ERIC Number: ED310778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
Reference Count: N/A
Scholarly Resources in Art History. Issues in Preservation. Report of the Seminar (Wayzata, Minnesota, September 29-October 1, 1988).
Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.
This report of the Commission on Preservation and Access Seminar on Scholarly Resources in Art History provides a brief overview of the major concerns and assumptions of the seminar. Seminar discussions are then summarized in the following areas: (1) brittle books, including the deterioration of valuable research tools and primary sources and the use of new technologies to enhance access to traditional formats; (2) photo archives, including present and potential problems and the need for a program to assess the condition of photo archive collections; (3) technology, including research in the areas of electronic imaging, photographic technology, and computer networking of visual resources; and (4) recommendations, including the formation of a task force and short- and long-term strategies. A paper entitled "Art Historians and Their Use of Illustrated Texts" (Deirdre C. Stam) is then presented, which reviews and analyzes use patterns of text-cum-image as reported by art history scholars to arrive at hypotheses about how and why scholars use this form of material, and what properties of this genre are essential to them. Summaries of 13 "Art Bulletin" articles on the state of research in various art historical subfields are appended as well as an agenda of the seminar and a list of participants. (14 references) (MES)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Commission on Preservation and Access, Washington, DC.