Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Mapping Sculpture

The History of Art Department, University of Glasgow, Victoria and Albert Museum and Henry Moore Institute have just launched the online database Mapping the Practice and Profession of Sculpture in Britain and Ireland 1851-1951.
This investigation, carried out in seventeen cities across Britain and Ireland over the last three years, has brought forward a mass of evidence concerning practitioners and businesses as well as mapping significant changes in the forms, techniques, materials, displays and teaching methods of sculpture. The database includes information on c.3,500 sculptors, c.10,000 related businesses, c.15,000 objects, c.1,300 exhibitions, c.700 other events, c.125 art societies, c.125 art schools and c.16,500 locations which will provide a major new resource for studying sculpture.