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Catalogue of Cleveland’s Portrait Miniatures Published Online

Posted in museums, resources by Editor on June 13, 2012

Press release from The Cleveland Museum of Art:

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The Cleveland Museum of Art announces its pilot project in digital publishing, British Portrait Miniatures from the Cleveland Museum of Art. This catalogue showcases a substantial portion of the museum’s internationally known collection of around 170 portrait miniatures, one of the most significant in the country. The first stage of this searchable online catalogue includes 54 British portrait miniatures from the 17th, 18th, and 19th centuries, with publication of the remaining British works ongoing though out the year. The catalogue presents new research on the individual miniatures, explores the museum’s collection holistically and incorporates comparative images of works from other public and private collections. The miniatures catalogued online can be viewed at actual size, from the front and the back, and in unprecedented detail.

Authored by Cory Korkow, PhD, a Paintings and Drawings Society curatorial fellow whose initial research was funded by grants from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, the catalogue includes new research about the artists, sitters, and successive owners of these miniatures, while incorporating conservation photographs and allowing the collection be studied in great detail for the first time. “This innovative project illustrates not only our deep commitment to original scholarly research on our collection, but our creativity in the presentation and dissemination of that knowledge,” said David Franklin, the Sarah S. and Alexander M. Cutler director.

Access to the British Portrait Miniatures catalogue is available here» (more…)