SUMMER COLLECTION IMAGING PROJECT
As first reported in the October issue of the Monthly Message, the Davison Art Center received a $111,173 grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to help fund the digital photography of some of the permanent collection to help make it more accessible to students, faculty, and the wider world. To read more about this significant federal grant read the Wesleyan Newsletter here.
In 2013, the DAC completed a first phase of rapid digital imaging by photographing 1,800 artworks, mostly French and Italian prints of the sixteenth through nineteenth centuries. Now nearly all of those images are available via DAC Collection Search online. The three-year, grant-supported project will begin this summer with Dutch and German Old Master prints, including 50 etchings by Rembrandt and 73 engravings and woodcuts by Albrecht Dürer.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.