Digital Art History Index

Last updated January 4th, 2019.
  • A Collection in Context: The Hispanic Society of 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.

    Subject: Art History, American
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Ancient and Early Christian Sites of Rome

    Media Center staff and interns accompanied the Spring 2012 Undergraduate Travel Seminar to Rome to document monuments of Ancient Roman and Early Christian architecture.

    Subject: Architecture, Europe
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Angkor: Architecture in Cambodia

    Late Media Center Director Caleb Smith photographed this rich collection of temple architecture from the Khmer Empire in Angkor, present-day Cambodia.

    Subject: Asia, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Architecture of North Korea

    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.

    Subject: Asia, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Art Atlas

    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.

    Subject: Architecture, Art History
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, mapping
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Autodesk Knowledge Network

    Community-based support and learning for Autodesk software, including tutorials, free online classes, and troubleshooting Q&A.

    Subject: Architecture, 3D
    Category: educational tool, software
    Sponsor: Autodesk Inc.
  • Codecademy

    Codecademy is a free, interactive, online tool to learn coding and web development, including HTML, CSS, JavaScript, Java, SQL, Python, and others.

    Subject: Coding
    Category: educational tool
    Sponsor: Codecademy
  • Delight in Design: Silver for the Raj

    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.

    Subject: Asia, Art History
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, exhibit catalog
    Institutional Affiliation: Wallach Art Gallery, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Digital Karnak

    The Digital Karnak Project aims to make the site of Karnak more accessible to students and instructors in the English-speaking world. The features of this website have been designed to provide college classrooms (and the interested public) with easily accessible, up-to-date, expert material relating to the temple precinct.

    Subject: Egyptian, Archeology
    Category: project website, educational tool
    Institutional Affiliation: UCLA
    Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities
  • Digital Pompeii

    The Digital Pompeii Project is a joint venture of the Classical Studies Program, the Humanities Program, and the Center for Advanced Spatial Technology at the University of Arkansas. Its goal is the creation of a comprehensive database for visual art and material culture at Pompeii; the database will be linked with 3D models of the city that can be explored in real time.

    Subject: Ancient Roman, Archaeology
    Category: project website, media database, educational tool
    Institutional Affiliation: University of Arkansas
  • Documenting Japan

    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.

    Subject: Asia, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
    Sponsor: Artstor
  • Goddess, Heroine, Beast: Anna Hyatt Huntington's New York Sculpture, 1902-1936

    An online catalog for the Wallach Art Gallery exibit of the same name

    Subject: Sculpture, American
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, exhibit catalog
    Institutional Affiliation: Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University
  • Mapping Gothic France

    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.

    Subject: Europe, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, mapping
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
    Sponsor: The Mellon Foundation
  • MCID

    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.

    Subject: Art History, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, general resource
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Modern Architecture of Chicago

    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.

    Subject: Architecture, American
    Category: institutional website, educational tool
    Institutional Affiliation: Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
  • Open Culture

    Open Culture aggregate free cultural and educational media from around the internet, including images from art museums, music, and online open courses.

    Subject: Art History, Cultural Heritage
    Category: digital publication, educational tool
  • OpenBuilds

    Free online database and forum for DIY projects in 3D modeling and engineering technology, including 3D printers, 3D scanners, and programmable camera rigs.

    Subject: 3D
    Category: educational tool, project website
    Sponsor: OpenBuilds
  • Pietro Mellini's Inventroy in Verse, 1681

    A collaborative digital working environment—and resulting publication—that captures the research behaviors and conversations of scholars and that links to relevant databases (such as the Getty’s Union List of Artist Names) and other digital resources, thereby creating a network of knowledge.

    Subject: Renaissance, Art History
    Category: research tool, educational tool, digital publication
    Institutional Affiliation: Getty Research Institute
    Sponsor: Getty Research Institutue
  • Recording the Grandeur of the Qing / Nanxuntu: Southern Inspection Tour Scrolls

    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.

    Subject: Asia, Art History
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, project website
    Institutional Affiliation: Asia for Educators Program of the Weatherhead East Asian Institute, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University
    Sponsor: Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Robert Moses and the Modern City

    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.

    Subject: American, Architecture
    Category: institutional website, educational tool, exhibit catalog
    Institutional Affiliation: Wallach Art Gallery, Media Center for Art History, Columbia University

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