Monday, August 28, 2006

AHDS Visual Arts: Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland

Romanesque stone sculpture pervades buildings throughout Britain and Ireland. Carvings of human figures, animals, monsters, grotesques, religious motifs, geometric patterns, foliage and other adornment from the 11th and 12th centuries can be found in parish churches and cathedrals, houses and halls, and castles and museums, throughout the British Isles.
Now a further 3000 images from the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI) are now available online via AHDS Visual Arts. This latest addition brings the total number of digital images available from the CRSBI to over 14,000 images. This latest addition from the CRSBI includes records of Romanesque sculpture in Herefordshire, Oxfordshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Nottinghamshire, Somerset, Suffolk, East and West Riding of Yorkshire, and Tipperary and Roscommon in the Republic of Ireland.
Link: www.visualarts.ahds.ac.uk
Access: Free

Friday, August 18, 2006

Education Media Online Becomes Film and Sound Online


Education Media Online service (the online collection of film and sound collections) is undergoing a number of changes, which is due to go live for the start of the new academic year. First it will be changing its name to Film & Sound Online, which more accurately reflects the content available. Secondly, a new interface will be launched and will include subject categories for the various collections. A preview of new user interface is available.
Link: http://www.emol.ac.uk/index-dev.shtml
Access: Athens

Thursday, August 10, 2006

AHDS Visual Arts: Imperial War Museum Collection


Millions of posters were distributed during wartime Britain to influence public opinion and many of the designs are still famous to this day. Another 4000 posters from the Imperial War Museum poster collection are now available online via AHDS Visual Arts. This latest addition brings the total number of digital images available from the Imperial War Museum Posters of Conflict collection to over 7000 images.
The Imperial War Museum's poster collection is the largest and most comprehensive of its type in Great Britain, documenting the social, political, ethnic and cultural aspirations of various nations, from the First World War to more recent conflicts. The collection is an essential resource for looking at the development of mass communication, propaganda, publicity, commercial art and graphic design.
Link: http://vads.ahds.ac.uk/collections/IWMPC.html
Access: Free

V&A CultureCast

The August 2006 edition of the Victoria and Albert Museum's CultureCast features a preview of the new Medieval and Renaissance Galleries, a new addition to the photography collection, and a number of museum visitors reminiscing about life and fashion in 1960's London.
Link: http://www.vam.ac.uk/vastatic/microsites/podcasts/
Access: Free