What’s New

Digital Teaching Projects: Interactive Art History Timelines

Last fall, the VRC created an interactive timeline for Professor Murad K. Mumtaz’s course, By Land and Sea: Art, Culture, and Religion Along the Trade Routes of Asia. Professor Mumtaz’s timeline featured images of art forms including textiles, manuscripts, paintings, luxury items, sculpture, and architecture. The first interactive timeline was created by the VRC in

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VRC + Studio Art: Introduction to Archiving Your Artwork

Collaborating with Studio Art, Assistant Visual Resources Curator Kendra Werst teamed up with Assistant Professor of Art Pallavi Sen and Studio Assistant Megan Mazza on an instruction session for Professor Sen’s printmaking students this past fall. Kendra spoke to both of Professor Sen’s printmaking classes, Linocut, and Monotypes, about the importance of documenting their artwork

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Digital Teaching Projects: Methods of Art History Knowledge Base

For six semesters students of Methods of Art History have been contributing to the ARTH 301 Knowledge Base, an ever-expanding resource for and written by undergraduate art history majors at Williams College.  Students submit their final written projects to the Knowledge Base which was created in Omeka digital publishing software.  Depending upon the professor and

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VRC Collaborative Spaces: Reserve Your Space Today

The Visual Resources Center has three collaborative spaces available for reservation as well as a lounge area and two round tables with seating. To reserve the collaborative spaces in advance or to inquire about last minute availability, please contact Chuck Paquette, Visual Resources Technical Specialist. We are open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-4:30 pm. Faculty, students, and

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Historic Collections Highlight: Photographic Study Prints

The VRC recently digitized and cataloged 124 historic study prints of Islamic architecture and sites in preparation for a digital teaching project in Professor Holly Edwards course ARTH 222 Photography in/of the Middle East.  High-quality scans of the prints have been added to the WCDA VRC Teaching Collection in the Artstor Digital Library. The photographs date mainly

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Josef Albers: Interaction of Color TLC

This past summer, we gave our copy of Josef Albers’s Interaction of Color some TLC. Our copy of Albers’s book is regularly used by students of Mike Glier in studio art here at Williams. Alber’s Interaction of Color consists of three parts: a volume referred to as “Text”; eighty individual folders containing color studies; and a companion

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A Warm Welcome to Kendra Werst

Please join us in welcoming our new Assistant Visual Resources Curator, Kendra Werst. Kendra received her Master’s degree in Library Science from Indiana University in Bloomington, where she specialized in Art Librarianship and Digital Collections. She holds a Bachelor’s of Fine Arts degree in Sculpture and Art History from the Kansas City Art Institute in

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Twin Screens: New Collaborative Space for Fall 2017

Our most recent addition to the VRC line-up is named for its dual wide-screen monitors.  It has a resident PC, long table, seats up to six , and is semi-private.  It’s an ideal space for dual image presentations, tutorial meetings, and technology training. College faculty and staff should reserve in advance with the VRC staff

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102 Study Day Camp

Current ARTH 102 students are invited to join us for Study Day Camp 2017 on Wednesday, May 17, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm (stay for an hour or stay for the day).  Campers will convene at the Visual Resources Center (VRC), Lawrence Hall.  At the bottom of the museum stairs, turn left (away from the

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Artstor Digital Library + VRC Teaching Collection = One Simple Search

The WCDA VRC Teaching Collection, an ever-growing custom collection of over 40,000 images tailored to the curriculum of the Williams College Art Department, is now fully integrated with the Artstor Digital Library.  One-stop image shopping has arrived! Simply perform a search in the Artstor Digital Library and the VRC Teaching Collection images appear at the

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