Cristina D. Linclau, Library & Information Science/Museology

Contact clinc@u.washington.edu

UW School of Art Collection Digital Resource

This project aims to expand upon the cataloguing work that is
being carried out upon the School of Arts collection of works by
previous students and faculty.  The catalog was created and formatted
by myself, and digitizing efforts have been taken on by Amanda Mae
Bomar, a fellow graduate student in the Museology department.
With the aid of resources in the CARTAH lab, I plan to bring this
collection, at first in parts, and perhaps eventually in its entirety,
to the Internet for public access.  The first portion of the
collection that will be launched online is a body of works by Walter
F. Isaacs, former head of the School of Art and active player in the
expansion of Modernism to the pacific northwest.  His work has been
prioritized within this endeavor because it represents a large
percentage of the roughly 350 piece collection, and because I plan to
include additional resources that inform visitors of his life and
contributions to the Seattle art world.
Overall, this project is timely because its release into the public
realm will coincide with the Jacob Lawrence Gallerys exhibit of
paintings by previous faculty, curated by Kris Anderson, director of
the gallery, from the aforementioned School of Art collection.  This
exhibit is currently scheduled for February of 2011 in celebration of
the 150th anniversary of the school.
This project came about under the invaluable guidance and support of
Stacy Waters, PhD, in the DXARTS department and Kris Anderson,
director of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the UW School of
Art.