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History of Art
April 30, 2014

Ithaka S & R released today a report examining how art historians’ research practices are evolving in the digital age.

The report is intended primarily for those who support the research of art historians in museums, libraries, academic departments and visual resource centers within the United States. The project focused on five areas:
     1. The emergence of "digital art history," and how it is diverging from the
         broader understanding of the digital humanities.
     2. The interconnected scholarly communities that support art history,
         including museums, libraries, and visual resources centers, both within
         and beyond an art historian's home institution.
     3. The changes that digitization and online search portals have brought
         to the process of searching for primary sources and the limitations of
         the current discovery environment.
     4. The practices art historians employ for managing their large personal
         collections of digital images.
     5. The state of graduate students' professional training.

To learn more, or download the report, visit:

This is the third project completed as part of Ithaka S&R Research Support Services Program. The study was funded by the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation.