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News: NGV announces new member of the Council of Trustees

NGV announces  new member of the Council of Trustees From the NGV: Mr Allan Meyers, President of the National Gallery of Victoria’s Council of Trustees, today announced that the Victorian Government has appointed a new Council member, Mr Michael Ullmer. Mr Ullmer’s appointment commenced on 22 November 2011. Mr Ullmer has more than thirty years’ experience in financial services. He joined the National Australia Bank as Finance Director in 2004, and served as Deputy Group Chief Executive Officer from 2007 until his retirement in August 31 2011. He was previously with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for seven years from 1997 where he was the Group Executive responsible for Institutional and Business Banking, and before that he was Group Chief Financial Officer. He began his career with KPMG in 1972, initially in London, then the US, and finally Australia. Michael joined Coopers & Lybrand in…

News: JSTOR early journal content publicly available to anyone

JSTOR early journal content publicly available to anyone JSTOR has announced that they are making journal content in JSTOR published prior to 1923 in the United States and prior to 1870 elsewhere freely available to anyone, anywhere in the world.  This “Early Journal Content” includes discourse and scholarship in the arts and humanities, economics and politics, and in mathematics and other sciences.  It includes nearly 500,000 articles from more than 200 journals. This represents 6% of the content on JSTOR. JSTORY states that “making the Early Journal Content freely available is a first step in a larger effort to provide more access options to the content on JSTOR for these individuals”. The Early Journal Content will be released on a rolling basis. For further information see the JSTOR website http://about.jstor.org/participate-jstor/individuals/early-journal-content You can browse a list of available content by discipline or by…

Opinion: Thoughts on the NGV’s latest acquisition: Correggio’s Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist by David R. Marshall

Opinion: Thoughts on the NGV’s latest acquisition: Correggio’s Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist by David R. Marshall The NGV today announced the purchase of a newly discovered painting by Correggio (Antonio Allegri) of the Madonna and Child with the Infant St John the Baptist at Sotheby’s 7 July sale. By chance I was shown this painting in late May when I was looking at something else, and had an interesting discussion about it with the people from Sotheby’s, including their conservator who was doing the conservator’s report. It was not an attention-grabbing picture at first sight (especially as it was a little yellowed by varnish), but gradually the subtleties of Correggio’s hand and imagery began to emerge. It is an early work, which is always interesting with Correggio because, like Giovanni Bellini, he begins slowly,…

News: Yale Center Offers Unprecedented Access to Largest Collection of British Art Outside the UK through New Online Catalogue

Yale Center Offers Unprecedented Access to Largest Collection of British Art Outside the UK through New Online Catalogue – Redesigned website—britishart.yale.edu—features an online catalogue of the Center’s holdings, allowing seamless searching across the art collections and related library materials. – Publication-quality images of all art objects in the public domain available for free downloading. – An associated exhibition, “Connections” (May 20–September 11, 2011), including more than two hundred objects from the Center’s collections, demonstrating the value of being able to search across the institution’s rich holdings of paintings, sculpture, prints, drawings, rare books, and manuscripts The Yale Center for British Art, which houses the largest and most comprehensive collection of British art outside of the United Kingdom, now shares its extraordinary holdings with the world through a new online catalogue. For the first time, visitors to the museum’s redesigned and expanded website have the ability to search…

News | Kenneth Reed Bequest for the Art Gallery of New South Wales

Kenneth Reed Bequest for the Art Gallery of New South Wales Katrina Grant Kenneth Reed, a Sydney-based lawyer, has announced that  he will bequeath a substantial collection of old master paintings, as well as collections of Italian Maiolica and eighteenth-century European porcelain to the Art Gallery of New South Wales. There are more than 70 items in total and the bequest will represent a significant addition to the gallery’s European collection. The paintings include a large number of landscapes – including view paintings and architectural capricci – several portraits and several religious a scenes. The most significant is perhaps the fully finished sketch or modello by the seventeenth-century painter Andrea Camassei ‘St Peter in prison baptising Saintss Processus and Martinian’ (c. 1630-1), which he painted in preparation for an altarpiece in fresco at St Peter’s in Rome. The fresco was…

News: Digitised Manuscripts Website Launched by British Library

Digitised Manuscripts Website Launched by British Library The British Library has launched a Digitised Manuscripts site. It features full coverage of 284 Greek manuscripts drawn from the library’s Additional and Harley manuscript collections. The manuscripts, dating from the sixth to the 18th centuries, encompass a wide range of literary, historical, biblical, liturgical and scientific texts. Some of the manuscripts are beautifully illuminated, including an artistic highlight of the collection, the Theodore Psalter (Add. MS 19352). Apparently this is part of an 18 month project, the site will continued to be enhanced and new content will be added over this period. It is a pilot for wider plans by the library to digitise all the medieval and early manuscript collections. Further details can be found here. In recent years the British Library has begun putting its collection online. Other digitsiation projects…

News: Online books and a guide to some online databases

Gutenberg-e online books Columbia University Press has a new site where it is publishing e-monographs. Gutenberg-e (not to be confused with Project Gutenberg) is an open access site that publishes award-winning dissertations as e-books. It appears that Gutenberg-e aims to “offer elements that cannot be conveyed in print: extensive documentation, hyperlinks to supplementary literature, images, music, video, and links to related web sites”. Of interest to art historians is Robert Kirkbride’s Architecture and Memory: The Renaissance Studioli of Federico da Montefeltro, which can be read here. The book has also been recently reviewed by Saundra Weddle on H-net. __________ JISC Collections JISC (Joint Information Systems Committee) recently launched a page that acts as an introduction to their online resources. From here you can search across collections and browse the different collections. The collections have a UK focus but are likely…

New look Melbourne Art Network

We have recently upgraded the website for the Melbourne Art Network. We hope that you will find it easier to navigate and easier to locate information that you are interested in. The address remains the same at http://melbourneartnetwork.com.au What you will find on the new look Melbourne Art Network: Content: Notices We will continue to post calls-for-papers, details of funding and scholarships, and art, and art history-related events both  in Melbourne and elsewhere. You can now quickly find these organised according to categories by way of the lower menu at the top of the page. We encourage our readers to send in details of  events, calls-for-papers and funding that may be of interest. Content: Opinion, Reviews and Commentary The new website will post reviews of new art, art history, architecture, and garden history books as well reviews of exhibitions both…