Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Art World in Britain 1660 to 1735

The Art World in Britain 1660 to 1735 publishes primary sources and research tools for the study of the arts in late 17th and early 18th century Britain. Launched in 2011 this long-term project will create a large body of transcribed sources that will underpin a biographical dictionary, a topographical index, a calendar of art sales and a database of transactions.

Asia Through a Lens

The National Archives has put hundreds of early photographs of Asia online as part of our Asia Through a Lens project. The images from the Colonial Office's Photographic Collection date back to the middle of the 19th century and include pictures of buildings, people and places.
The photographs are a vivid reminder of the dramatic changes which have turned Hong Kong from an island of several thousand people to a modern metropolis and home to more than 7 million people. On this day in 1984, China and Britain finalised an agreement to hand control of Hong Kong to China, ending more than 150 years of UK rule.
In addition to the images of Hong Kong and China, the collection includes black and white photographs of Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia and Sri Lanka among others.

National Trust Collections

Discover and view the national inventory of Collections at all National Trust Places - from fine art and furnishings in grand show rooms to many rarely seen items from behind closed doors. National Trust staff, volunteers and specialists are constantly expanding and improving the inventory with new information and images. When a new Property is acquired, the inventory of its contents is added. Over time, records will be enhanced by specialists, reflecting the latest research and knowledg. 

Friday, September 21, 2012

RCA Research Repository

The Royal College of Art has just launched its new Research Repository, featuring its academic research activities since 2008 in the areas of Art, Design and Communication. 

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Moving Image Education

Moving Image Education helps you question, analyse, explore and understand the meaning of film and motion pictures. Analyse how to read films, explore their culture and heritage, and learn how to make your own.

Creativity Portal

The Creativity Portal is a joint initiative of Creative Scotland and Education Scotland, and provides up to the minute news on free and subsidised partnership opportunities, workshops, CPD and competitions from creative partners as well as celebrating creative learning across Scotland. It also features a number of videos of artists, designers and practitioners talking about their work.

Early Modern Letters Online

Early Modern Letters Online is a combined finding aid and union catalogue for basic descriptions of early modern correspondence. Currently containing eight contributiong collections, it aims to become the first union catalogue of sixteenth-, seventeenth-, and eighteenth-century letters.

Friday, September 14, 2012

House of Illustration Resources

Earlier this year, House of Illustration worked with scientists, illustrators, teachers and primary school pupils on an exciting exploration of science and illustration, supported by the Wellcome Trust. They have now launched the associated Project Galleries and freely downloadable Teaching Resources. "With expert guidance, the children studied the human circulation, plant life cycles, micro-organisms and the nature in their local environment and turned their findings into animations, a website, fact cards and giant plant portraits. All of these are showcased, and we created the resources so that anyone, anywhere can have a go at Illustrating Science."

Thursday, September 13, 2012

The Victorians

A unique e-learning resource The Victorians, which combines documents from The National Archives with objects from the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) to teach learners about the Victorian era, has been launched today. The Victorians website encourages students to think like historians, by examining and evaluating artefacts such as census returns, newspaper articles, illustrations and photographs.

Wednesday, September 05, 2012

UK WW1 Collections

To mark the centenary in 2014 of the outbreak of the War, King's College London has created an accessible online database which captures information on UK university, archive, library and museum holdings relating to the conflict. Collections may be in both analogue and digital form, however the project has mainly focused on those collections which have already been digitised.