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artstor_logo_rgb2ARTstor Digital Library and ART on FILE are collaborating to release approximately 1,200 new direct-digital capture photographs of architecture, built environment projects, and landscape architecture in Rotterdam, the Netherlands’ architectural capital. The second-largest city in the country, Rotterdam offers an impressive overview of modern architecture from the last 100 years.

Sites and locations scheduled to be documented include Le Medi, Chapel Heilige Maria der Engelen Rotterdam, Euromax Terminal Rotterdam, RDM Innovation Deck, Hollandia Hal 11, De Plussenburgh, Hoogvliet City Prison, Markthal Rotterdam, De Kleine Pijler, and Blaaktoren te Rotterdam. (more…)

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From upper left to right, field note, magic ink, tawashi (Japanese brush) and bamboo stick. From lower left to right, handy shovel, brush and handy hoki | Kamitakatsu site, Ibaragi Pref., Japan, June 1971 | Photographer: Kimio Suzuki | Yale University: Peabody Museum of Natural History

ARTstor has released more than 4,000 additional images from the Peabody Museum of Natural History’s permanent collection and photographic archives in the Digital Library. The Museum is contributing approximately 10,000 images from its archival collections, a majority of which consist of archaeological and ethnographic objects from throughout the Caribbean, including Antigua, Cuba, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Trinidad, the Dominican Republic and other islands, as well as northern South America. The collection also includes documentation of specimens of dinosaurs and mammals, as well as depictions of the same in the famous murals that adorn the Museum’s Great Hall—Age of Reptiles and Age of Mammals by Rudolph Franz Zallinger (1919-1995). In addition, ARTstor is sponsoring a pilot project to produce three-dimensional imagery for African objects housed at the Museum and the Yale University Art Gallery. Through an ongoing collaboration, both museums seek to provide greater access to their unique permanent collections and develop an integrated digital collection in ARTstor that brings together materials currently housed at separate Yale institutions.

The Peabody Museum of Natural History at Yale University was founded in 1866, through a gift from philanthropist George Peabody. By 1925, the Museum moved to its current location, which boasts a two-story Great Hall large enough to display Marsh’s massive dinosaur skeletons. Today, the Museum’s permanent collection includes over 11 million specimens in anthropology, botany, entomology, geology, mineralogy, ornithology, paleobotany, paleontology, zoology, planetary science, and historical scientific instruments.

View the collection in the Digital Library: http://library.artstor.org/library/collection/yale_peabody.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the Peabody Museum of Natural History (Yale University) page.

Other collections from Yale University:

Yale University Art Gallery and Dura-Europos and Gerasa Archives.

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Coalition for Networked Information (CNI) Spring 2012 Membership Meeting
April 2-3, 2012
Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel, Baltimore, MD

ARTstor President James Shulman and William Ying, Chief Information Officer and Vice President of Technology, will be taking part in the “Interoperating Requirements for a Media-Specific Repository” presentation. Exact date, time, and location yet to be determined.

Please consult the CNI website for details.

Visual Resources Association (VRA) Annual Conference
April 18-21, 2012
Hotel Albuquerque, Albuquerque, NM

ARTstor staff, including Senior Implementation Manager Elizabeth Darocha Berenz, Implementation Manager Caroline Caviness, and Collection Development Associate Ian McDermott will attend the 2012 Visual Resources Association (VRA) Annual Conference in Albuquerque, New Mexico from April 18—21.

ARTstor Chief Curatorial Officer and Vice President for External Affairs Christine Kuan will be a presenter in the workshop “Budgets Schmudgets – Writing Grants to Support Special Projects,” April 18, 2012 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Please see the VRA website for additional details.

Society of Architectural Historians (SAH)
April 18-22, 2012
Cobo Conference/Exhibition Center, Detroit, MI

ARTstor President James Shulman will be attending the 65th annual Society of Architectural Historians conference.

For more information on this year’s symposium, visit the SAH conference website.

American Association of Museums Annual Meeting & MuseumExpo™
April 29—May 2, 2012
Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis–Saint Paul, MN

ARTstor Chief Curatorial Officer and Vice President for External Affairs Christine Kuan will be a presenter for the panel “Got Images? How to License, Distribute and Leverage Collection Media in the Age of Instant Information” on April 29, 4:155:30 PM.

Please see the AAM website for additional details.

ARLIS UK/Ireland Annual Conference
June 27-29, 2012
Bloomsbury, London, UK

ARTstor Collection Development Associate Ian McDermott will be attending the 38th annual ARLIS UK/Ireland conference.

For more details about the conference, visit the ARLIS UK/Ireland website.

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