Media Center for Art History awarded 2-year Digital Art History Grant by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation

The Media Center for Art History is delighted to announce that it is the recipient of a two-year Digital Art History grant from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation for the digitization and online dissemination of the Columbia University Department of Art History and Archaeology’s Lantern Slide Collection. The collection contains approximately 77,000 glass lantern slides collected by the department starting in the early 20th century. An important image resource, the collection offers a glimpse into the early years of the department, not only containing rare photographs of art, architecture, and archaeological sites, but providing direct evidence of art historical teaching and research during the early 20th century, as well as archival evidence in the historiography of art history and the history of pedagogy.

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September 14, 2022