Timeline of Select Projects | Index of Projects

This table lists all of the Media Center's online projects. The table supports full-text searching in the form on the right. Results can be sorted by clicking on the headers for each column.

Title Year(s) Field Description
Amiens Cathedral Interactive Glossary 1996 Architecture, Europe Monograph on Amiens Cathedral featuring photographs, drawings and plans, 3D renderings, and texts
Alhambra 2000 Architecture, Europe Flash-based monograph containing panoramas, images, videos, and diagrams of various rooms of the Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain
Medieval Architecture Digital Teaching Project 2000 Architecture, Europe Collection of academic texts, primary and secondary sources, historical images, floorplans, and panoramas on a variety of Medieval Architectural styles.
Amiens Animated Glossary 2001 Architecture, Europe Interactive floorplan and elevation diagrams that allow students to learn and test themselves on Gothic architectural terms
Amiens Cathedral 2001 Architecture, Europe Narrated two-part video available on YouTube using 3D renderings and animations to explain the architecture and building techniques of Amiens Cathedral
Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater, Bear Run, Pennsylvania 2001 Architecture, North America Flash-based virtual tour of The Kaufmann House, commonly known as Fallingwater, featuring panoramas mapped onto a plan of the house and grounds
Parthenon Frieze 2001 Sculpture, Europe Annotated floorplans and images of the Parthenon frieze, organized by facade.
Asian Art Humanities 2002 East Asia Course monograph with links to Courseworks, Mnemosyne, CLIO, and other Media Center sites.
Designing Saint Peter's 2003 Architecture, Europe Animation showing successive iterations of Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome through comparison of groundplans
Istanbul Documentation Project (1) 2003 Architecture, Europe This was the first iteration of the Istanbul Documentation Project.
The Byzantine Church of Hagia Sophia at Vize in Turkish Trace 2003 Architecture, Europe Website documenting the excavation and restoration of Hagia Sophia, Vize, through texts, images, and floorplans.
Arg-e Bam: Before and After 2004 Architecture, Asia This website presents a collection of photographs, panoramas, and aerial views of The Citadel of Bam (Arg-e Bam), Iran taken in 2003 and 2004, before and after a large earthquake devastated most of the medieval city.
Restoring Byzantium 2004 Architecture, Europe Focusing on the late-1940s restoration of the Kariye Camii, a Byzantine-era church in Istanbul, the website contains current photographs, historical phographs, panoramas, 3D models and animations, floorplans, academic texts, a glossary, a bibliography, and useful links.
Exploring Chinese Painting: A Test Module for Undergraduate Teaching 2005 Painting, Asia Interactive timeline of masterworks of Chinese painting 900-1750 CE. Users can compare multiple works along the timeline or view individual pieces in detail, including four long scroll paintings.
Kangxi Emperor's Souther Tour: Scroll Seven 2005 Painting, Asia Digitized, stitched images of Chinese scroll paintings with annotations and translations. One of four digitized. Also part of the Exploring Chinese Painting site.
Kangxi Emperor's Souther Tour: Scroll Three 2005 Painting, Asia Digitized, stitched images of Chinese scroll paintings with annotations and translations. One of four digitized. Also part of the Exploring Chinese Painting site.
La Villa Savoye: The Five Points of New Architecture 2005 Architecture, Europe This website demonstrates how Le Corbusier's Five Points of New Architecture are deployed in his Villa Savoye, and primarily features panoramas plotted on floorplans.
Qianlong Emperor's Southern Tour: Scroll Four 2005 Painting, Asia Digitized, stitched images of Chinese scroll paintings with annotations and translations. One of four digitized. Also part of the Exploring Chinese Painting site.
Qianlong Emperor's Southern Tour: Scroll Six 2005 Painting, Asia Digitized, stitched images of Chinese scroll paintings with annotations and translations. One of four digitized. Also part of the Exploring Chinese Painting site.
Selinus Arcopolis Project 2006 Architecture, Europe Website documenting the 2006-07 excavation of the acropolis at the Ancient Greek colony of Selinus in modern-day Sicily, with very detailed aerial map of the site.
Great Vista Peak, Mount Taishan, Shandong 2007 Sculpture, Asia Animation of the rock inscriptions on Great Vista Peak disappearing in reverse chronological order of creation to reveal the mountain face as it likely appeared pre-inscriptions
Robert Moses and the Modern City 2007 Urban Planning, Architecture, North America Designed as an online resource for the three-part exhibition Robert Moses and the Modern City, this website includes an interactive map of the works of Robert Moses in New York City, an extensive collection of photographs, and text on each exhibition.
Tarim: The Image Database of the Tarim Documentation Project 2007 Architecture, Asia An image database for the "Tarim: Community and the Built Environment in Yemen" website.
Venice, A Database 2007 Architecture, Europe In 2007, ARTstor sponsored a Media Center photography campaign in Venice, Italy, which produced over 340 panoramas of a range of historically significant sites from various eras in the city's history.
What is a Sign? An Introduction to Saussure 2007 Visual Theory, Europe A series of slides explaining Saussure's theories of semiotics as they relate to Modern Art, with illustrations.
Delight in Design: Silver for the Raj 2008 Decorative Arts, Asia Delight in Design was created as an online resource for an exhibition of South Asian silver at the Wallach Gallery in 2008, curated by Vidya Dehejia, Barbara Stoler Miller Professor of Indian and South Asian Art.
The Great Mosque of Mopti 2008 Architecture, Africa Created by late Media Center Director James Conlon following the Terra 2008 conference in Bamako, Mali, this site features panoramas and images of this classic African Islamic mud monument dating from 1935. There is also a brief history and bibliography of the region and building.
Treasures Rediscovered: Chinese Stone Sculpture from the Sackler Collections at Columbia University 2008 Sculpture, Asia Featuring still images, rotational object photography, and curator's texts, this Media Center site was built to serve as a digital catalog for an exhibit of Chinese sculpture from Dr. Arthur M. Sackler's large donation of Asian artworks to Columbia University.
Modern Architecture of Chicago 2009 Architecture, North America Highlights in this photographic survey of late-19th and 20th-century architecture in Chicago, IL include iconic structures by Louis Sullivan, Frank Lloyd Wright, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Frank Gehry, and Rem Koolhaas, plus the Museum of Science and Industry, the last remaining building from the 1893 World's Columbian Exposition.
Art History Department Website 2010   Informational website for Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology
Documenting Japan 2010 Architecture, Asia During an Artstor-sponsored fieldwork campaign in May 2010, the Media Center documented significant architectural sites in Japan from the 8th to 21st centuries and gained unparalleled access to some of the nation's most famous monuments.
History Department Website 2010   Informational website for Columbia University's Department of History
Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe 2010 Decorative Arts, Europe The Media Center produced the digital monograph for the 2010-11 exhibition Treasures of Heaven: Saints, Relics, and Devotion in Medieval Europe, co-organized by the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Walters Art Museum, and the British Museum.
Wallach Website 2010   Informational website for the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University.
Istanbul Documentation Project (2) 2011 Architecture, Europe The Istanbul Documentation Project aims to create a digital platform for the virtual presentation of Istanbul's Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and early Republican sites and monuments and thus provides a rich resource for scholars, students, and the general public.
A Collection in Context: The Hispanic Society of America 2012 Museology, North America Concerned as much with the museum as an institution as with the objects contained within it, this digital monograph is constructed around a virtual tour of the Hispanic Society galleries, recreating the museumgoer experience carefully orchestrated by the Society's founder, Archer Milton Huntington.
Ancient and Early Christian Sites of Rome 2012 Architecture, Europe Media Center staff and interns accompanied the Spring 2012 Undergraduate Travel Seminar to Rome to document monuments of Ancient Roman and Early Christian architecture.
The American Southwest 2013 Architecture, Sculpture, Painting, North America Photographed in New Mexico and Arizona, this collection features a range of art and architecture, from pre-Columbian Native American settlements and Spanish Colonial mission churches to Modern Navajo architecture and contemporary Southwestern art.
dbcourses 1999-2000   Database for older websites and course monographs, since taken offline
Raphael's Fresco of the Disputa of the Vatican's Stanza della Segnatura 2000-2001 Painting, Europe Video of late Professor David Rosand describing Raphael's fresco with computer-animated illustrations.
Raphael's Fresco of the School of Athens 2000-2001 Painting, Europe Video of late Professor David Rosand describing Raphael's fresco with computer-animated illustrations.
History of Architecture - Real Virtual, Representing Architectural Time and Space 1999-2005 Architecture, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America This History of Architecture Web site is designed to support undergraduate education by focusing on interactive panoramas as a method of expanding the options for classroom presentations of architectural subjects.
360° Panoramas in Context 2000-Present Architecture Since its inception, the Media Center has engaged in numerous photography campaigns, visiting essential sites from the global history of art and architecture and producing thousands of panoramic nodes. Here we present a small sample from our portfolio, placing the panoramas in context by mapping them to architectural plans.
Computational Tools for Modeling, Visualizing and Analyzing Historic and Archaeological Sites 2001-2004 Architecture, Africa, Europe, North America This project aimed "to create new computational tools" for for studying historic structures and archaeological sites, then to compile the data into a database and educational website. Featured locations include Amheida, Egypt; Monte Polizzo, Italy; Thulamela, South Africa; Beauvais Cathedral, France; and St. John the Divine, New York City.
Tarim: Community and the Built Environment in Yemen 2001-2007 Architecture, Asia Created by the late Media Center director James Conlon, this website primarily contains information and data about the conservation of ornate mud-architecture houses in Tarim, Yemen, along with a collection of original photographs and panoramas.
Mapping the Art and Architecture of Renaissance Venice 2002-2005 Architecture, Europe This digital learning environment offers students the opportunity to engage the art and architecture of Renaissance Venice, seen through the famous view of the city by Jacopo de'Barbari, a monumental woodblock print dated 1500.
Mnemosyne 2000-2002 Image Database Before MCID, Mnemosyne was the Media Center's database for hosting all its image resources.
Thulamela: Computational Tools for Modeling, Visualizing, and Analyzing Historic and Archaeological Sites 2003-2004 Architecture, Africa Part of the "Computational Tools for Modeling, Visualizing and Analyzing Historic and Archaeological Sites" project, "Thulamela" is the most completed subproject with its own separate website.
Art Humanities 2000-2014 Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Europe, North America This website contains all the visual resources (documents, images, panoramas, videos, and more) for the Columbia College Core class Masterpieces of Western Art, commonly refered to as Art Humanities.
Art Humanities Teaching Resources 2000-2014 Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, Europe, North America This companion site to Art Humanities serves as a repository for instructor resources and briefings.
Luna 2002-2004 Image Database Before Artstor, Luna hosted the Art History Teaching Collection images.
Recording the Grandeur of the Qing / Nanxuntu: Southern Inspection Tour Scrolls 2005 (Lesson plans added 2008-2009) Painting, Asia These monumental scrolls, commissioned by the Kangxi and Quinlong Emperors of the Qing Dynasty to record their multiple inspection tours, provide a unique and vivid glimpse into the grandeur of late imperial China and are the focus of this web site.
Archaeobase 2006-2007 Architecture, Europe Unfinished archaeological database containing data from Professor Clemente Marconi's Ancient Selinus excavation
Columbia Image Bank on Artstor 2004-2012 Image Database The Art History Teaching Collection, compiled by the Media Center for Art History from scans of slides and photographs, is accessible to anyone on Columbia's campus or with a Columbia University UNI.
South America Fieldwork 2007-2014 Architecture, South America Two Columbia University graduate students, Rebecca Fitle and Amanda Gannaway, took these images of important archaeological and cultural heritage sites in Bolivia and Peru.
Mapping Gothic France 2008-2012 Architecture, Europe This comprehensive database of Gothic monuments in France contains more than twenty thousand original photographs and panoramas, accompanied by contextual materials, including historical texts, timelines, and interactive maps.
Rock-cut Architecture of India 2010-2012 Architecture, Asia This photographic survey features just some of India's more than 1,500 rock cut structures, ancient and medieval buildings that represent amazing achievements of structural engineering and craftmanship.
Seneca Village Project 2011 (additions to earlier site built by James Conlon) Urban Planning, North America Formed in 1998, the Seneca Village Project is focused on the study of a 19th-century African-American and Irish-immigrant community that was located in today's Central Park in New York City and on its commemoration in an educational context.
MCID (MDID) 2011-2012 Image Database A previous version of the Media Center Image Database had been built on the MDID platform
Angkor: Architecture in Cambodia 2012-2013 Architecture, Asia Late Media Center Director Caleb Smith photographed this rich collection of temple architecture from the Khmer Empire in Angkor, present-day Cambodia.
Architecture of North Korea 2012-2015 Architecture, Asia This collection of photographs of government-sponsored architecture in Pyongyang, the Demilitarized Zone, and other sites of interest was taken by Columbia Art History student Lorenzo Vigotti.
Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's New York Sculpture, 1902-1936 2013-2014 Sculpture, North America An online catalog for the Wallach Art Gallery exibit of the same name
Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments 2013-Present Architecture, Asia Mapping Mesopotamian Monuments presents a topographical survey of the standing historical and architectural remains in the region across Iraqi Kurdistan in Dohuk, Erbil, and Suleymaniyeh, and in South-Eastern Turkey. A work in progress, this monument survey hopes to include the rest of Iraq, into the south.
Art Atlas 2014-Present Architecture, Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, South America The Art Atlas platform provides an interface for the mapping and photography-based projects of Columbia University's Department of Art History and Archaeology, featuring still images, 360° panoramas, textual data and historical materials.
MCID 2014-Present Image Database The Media Center Image Database (MCID) hosts the Department of Art History's teaching collections, special collections, and original photography of globally significant art and architecture. Fieldwork highlights include Istanbul, Iraq, Rome, Chicago, The American Southwest, and Japan.
A Thousand Years of Church Architecture 1999 Architecture, Europe Simple Flash animation of generic floorplans showing the evolution of European religious architecture
Africa and African Art 2005 Africa Course monograph with links to Mnemosyne image portfolios and external resources
Ajanta Cave 2000 Painting, Asia Stitched photographs of cave wall murals with image detail hotspots
Andy Warhol, "Colored Campbell's Soup Can" 2000 Painting, North America Collection of 19 images of Warhol's Campbell's Soup Can paintings
Andy Warhol, "Thirteen Most Wanted Men" 2000 Painting, North America Collection of 21 images of Warhol's "Thirteen Most Wanted Men" installation at the 1964 New York World's Fair
Breugel: The Netherlandish Proverbs 2000 Painting, Europe Annotated details of Breugel's painting
Bruegel, Pieter, "Battle between Carnival and Lent" 2000 Painting, Europe Image of the painting and details
Bruegel, Pieter, "Children's Games" 2000 Painting, Europe Image of the painting and details
Bruegel, Pieter, "Tower of Babel" 2000 Painting, Europe Image of the painting and details
Conques, The Church of St. Foy, Animated Glossary 1999 Architecture, Europe Timed Flash animation of architectural terminology
Durham Cathedral and Old St. Peter's Basilica: A Comparison of the Ground Plans 1999 Architecture, Europe Overlaid floorplans comparing the architecture of Durham Cathedral and the old St. Peter's Basilica in Rome
Durham Cathedral Interactive Ground Plan 1999 Architecture, Europe Black-and-white photographs of Durham Cathedral plotted in a building floorplan
Goya: Disasters of War 2000 Prints, Europe Scans of thirteen of Goya's Disasters of War prints with captions, organized as a slideshow
Mapping Architecture in Medieval and Renaissance Naples 2001 Architecture, Urban Planning, Europe An unfinished website on the growth of Naples from the Classical Era to the Renaissance, with historical maps and paintings and a brief history of the city.
Monet's Rouen Cathedral 2001 Painting, Europe Scans of 26 of Monet's Rouen Cathedral paintings, viewable in color or monochrome. The site also has a sun wheel feature that organizes ten of the paintings by approximate time of day they were made.
Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral Animated Ground Plan 1999 Architecture, Europe Flash animations of floorplan and elevation.
Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral Interactive Elevation Diagrams 1999 Architecture, Europe Floorplan with plotted, rollover elevation diagrams.
Paris, Notre-Dame Cathedral Interactive Ground Plan 1999 Architecture, Europe Black-and-white historical images of Notre-Dame plotted on a building floorplan
Raphael, The Stanza della Segnatura 1999 Painting, Europe This website devoted to the Stanza della Segnatura in contains images, details, descriptions, and explanations of the iconography and techniques for each of Raphael's frescoes.
Romanesque Churches of the Bourbonnais 2003-2007 Architecture, Europe This web resource presents unique research, chronicling the documentation of over thirty Romanesque structures through comprehensive digital photography and three-dimensional panoramas.
Shahnama (Book of Kings) of Safavid Shah Tahmasp (The Feast of Sadah) 2008 Painting, Asia This site features a high-resolution, zoomable image of the "Feast of Sadah" page of this 16th-century Iranian illuminated manuscript, along with descriptions of the iconography, history, and historical figures found therein.
South Asia Cultural Heritage Sites 2008 Architecture, Asia Using a Flash-based map with cultural site, cities, elevation, languages, population, etc. overlays, this site highlights important architectural sites in the India subcontinent. Each site contains floorplans, a description and history of the site, and links to image portfolios and panoramas.
The Asian Art Digital Teaching Project 2004-2008 Architecture, Painting, Asia This teaching module showcases Media Center projects and image collections relating to Middle, South, and East Asian art and architecture in order to better serve the faculty and students of Columbia University.
The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine 1999 Architecture, North America Images and panoramas of this Neo-Gothic New York church plotted on a floorplan.
Unpacking Les Demoiselles d'Avignon - Pablo Picasso 2004 Painting, Europe This site contains information on Picasso's seminal work Les Demoiselles d'Avignon, including essays, prepatory drawings, and biographical information on the artist. All images can be compared against the final painting in the image viewer.
Archmap 2013-2015 Architecture, Asia, Europe This architecture mapping database was the predecessor to Art Atlas
The Istanbul Documentation Project 2013-Present Architecture, Asia, Europe The Istanbul Documentation Project aims to create a digital platform for the virtual presentation of Istanbul's Roman, Byzantine, Ottoman and early Republican sites and monuments and thus provides a rich resource for scholars, students, and the general public.
Art Humanities Migration 2014-2015 Europe, North America All materials from the original Masterpieces of Western Art website are now hosted on the Columbia College Core Office's website for greater consistency with the other Core classes.
Medieval Millennium 1999 Architecture, Sculpture, Europe Early course monograph created for a class and Metropolitan Museum exhibit of the same name.
Venice and Its Lagoon 2007 Architecture, Europe The 2007 panoramas from the Media Center's fieldwork in Venice have been updated and included in the Art Atlas platform.
Virtual Reality Tours 2015-Present Architecture Drawing from our collection of panoramas produced over the past two decades of fieldwork, the Media Center is creating Virtual Reality tours which allow users to move between different panoramas at monuments. These same tours can be viewed using Google Cardboard and smart phones to experience the panoramas in virtual reailty.
Life of a Cathedral: Notre Dame of Amiens 2015-Present Architecture, Europe Working with Prof. Stephen Murray and graduate students Emogene Cataldo and Tori Schmidt, the Media Center is developing an immersive resource for students in Art Humanities to experience the cathedral of Amiens.
Spanish Italy and the Iberian Americas 2015-Present Architecture, Painting, Europe, Americas Led by Prof. Michael Cole, Prof. Alessandra Russo, and PhD. student Isabella Lorez-Chavez, this website serves as a platform for a group of scholars to share images and articles as well as write blog posts for discussion.
Cities of Knowledge: Amman Travel Seminar 2016 Architecture, Asia The Spring 2016 Travel Seminar led by Prof. Avinoam Shalem provided an opportunity for the Media Center to document sites of interest in and around the city of Amman. This fieldwork will be made available in MCID and Art Atlas.