Cristina D. Linclau, Library & Information
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.