Thursday, February 22, 2007

AHDS Visual Arts: Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi

Many of the surviving examples of medieval stained glass in Great Britain are now available to view online. Over 15,000 digitised photographs from the archive of the Corpus Vitrearum Medii Aevi (CVMA) have been added to AHDS Visual Arts.
The CVMA was founded in 1949 as an international research project with committees in 14 countries and over 65 printed volumes published so far. Its photographic archive is housed at the National Monuments Record.
The images of medieval stained glass can now be cross-searched with other related collections, such as the Corpus of Romanesque Sculpture in Britain and Ireland (CRSBI) and the Public Monuments and Sculpture Association’s (PMSA) National Recording Project. These high quality digital images are all freely available for use in research, learning and teaching.
Access: Free