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Professional Activities Files

Creator::
Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center  Search this
Extent:
2 cu. ft. (2 record storage boxes)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Clippings
Manuscripts
Date:
1994-2005
Descriptive Entry:
This accession consists of correspondence, grant requests, agendas and meeting notes, press releases, reports and publicity pertaining to NMAA's [now known as the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)] participation in the national Museum Educational Site Licensing Project. Also included are materials related to the formation of AMICO and the NMAA's participation in that project. These materials were created and maintained by Rachel M. Allen, Chief, Office of Research and Scholars Center, National Museum of American Art, who served as the museum's MESL project coordinator and its AMICO project coordinator and board member.

For related AMICO materials please see the Smithsonian Institution Archives Accession 05-192: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Office of the Director, Associations, Committees and Councils Records, 1989-2004; Accession 06-287: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Office of the Deputy Director, Subject Files, FY 2003; and Accession 08-052: Smithsonian American Art Museum, Office of the Deputy Director, Subject Files, FY 2004.
Historical Note:
The Research and Scholars Center had its origin in the Office of Research and Professional Training, created by Director Joshua Charles Taylor in 1979, to embrace the Intern Program and the Fellows Program of the National Museum of American Art (NMAA). About 1983 the office was split, with the Intern Program passing to the Museum Programs Division and the Fellows Program transferring to the Museum Resources Division as the Office of Research Support. In 1989 Director Elizabeth Broun reunited the two offices as the Research and Scholars Center, with Rachel M. Allen as Acting Chief, 1989, and Chief, 1990-2001. As head of the Research and Scholars Center, Allen served as the museums project coordinator on a variety of outside projects and collaborations, including work with the Museum Education Site Licensing Project (MESL) and the Art Museum Image Consortium (AMICO).

The stated purpose of the MESL was "to explore and promote the educational benefits of digital access to museum collections through campus networks maintained by academic institutions in order to help promote the development of computer-based learning tools for the study of art and culture."

MESL was designed to explore ways to make museum images and related information available in an online environment for educational purposes. Organizational planning for the project began in early 1994 supported by the Getty Art History Information Program (AHIP) and MUSE Educational Media. An initial call for participation went out in September 1994. From among 80 applicants, seven museums and seven universities were selected as participants, with AHIP and MUSE Educational Media serving as project managers. The project covered two academic years: 1995-1996 and 1996-1997. The project concluded in the summer of 1997, with a final report published in 1998.

AMICO was "a non-profit corporation formed by North American Art Museums to provide educational access to and delivery of cultural heritage information by creating, maintaining, and licensing a collective digital library of images and documentation of works in their collections."

Early in 1997, the AAMD (Association of Art Museum Directors) invited its members to send representatives to an organizational meeting for what would become AMICO. AMICO was officially organized in October 1997, as a program of the Association of Art Museum Directors Educational Foundations, Inc., and the AMICO Board was constituted. In 1998, AMICO was separately incorporated as an independent, not-for-profit organization, ending its direct connection to the AAMD.

Built on the success of the Museum Educational Site Licensing Project (MESL), AMICO was designed to provide high quality images and information documenting the largest art museum collections in North America available for licensed educational use on campus networks. AMICO operated from 1997 to 2005. AMICO members made a library of digital multimedia documentation of more than 50,000 works of art available under subscription to educational institutions.
Rights:
Restricted for 15 years, until Jan-01-2021; Transferring office; 06/14/2018 memorandum, Toda to Hennessey; Contact reference staff for details.
Topic:
Art museums  Search this
Museums -- Educational aspects  Search this
Digital libraries  Search this
Genre/Form:
Clippings
Manuscripts
Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 18-205, Smithsonian American Art Museum. Research and Scholars Center, Professional Activities Files
Identifier:
Accession 18-205
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Professional Activities Files
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-sia-fa18-205

The Virtual Database, Art Information on the Networks, The Getty Art History Information Program, 17 minutes, Los Angeles (00-80), VHS

Collection Creator::
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden  Search this
Container:
Box 8 of 19
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 11-004, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Audiovisual Records
See more items in:
Audiovisual Records
Audiovisual Records / Box 8
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa11-004-refidd1e2132

The Getty Art History Information Program, 1994

Collection Creator::
Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions  Search this
Container:
Box 2 of 3
Type:
Archival materials
Collection Citation:
Smithsonian Institution Archives, Accession 97-061, Smithsonian Press/Smithsonian Productions, Production Records
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Production Records
Production Records / Box 2
Archival Repository:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-sia-fa97-061-refidd1e908

Art & architecture thesaurus. Supplement 1 / Toni Petersen, director

Author:
Petersen, Toni  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 221 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Terminology
Date:
1992
Topic:
Subject headings--Art  Search this
Art  Search this
Subject headings--Architecture  Search this
Architecture--Terminology  Search this
Call number:
Z695.1.A7 A76 1990 Suppl.X
Z695.1.A7A76 1990 Suppl.X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_437112

Humanities and arts on the information highways a profile : final report, September 1994 : a national initiative sponsored by the Getty Art History Information Program, the American Council of Learned Societies, the Coalition for Networked Information

Author:
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies  Search this
Coalition for Networked Information  Search this
Physical description:
55 pages 28 cm
Type:
Art
Date:
1994
Topic:
Art--Information services  Search this
Humanities--Information services  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems--Humanities  Search this
Information networks  Search this
Informationsdienst  Search this
Geisteswissenschaften  Search this
Kunst  Search this
Call number:
NX192 .H918 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_468849

African material culture and the Art and Architecture Thesaurus : challenges to the AAT

Author:
Stanley, Janet L  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Art & Architecture Thesaurus Project  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program Art and Architecture Thesaurus  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1990
Topic:
Art, African--Terminology  Search this
Call number:
AM2 .C74 1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_755787

The virtual database [videorecording] : art information on the networks

Author:
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Physical description:
1 videocassette (17 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in
Type:
Videorecordings
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Art--Research--Data proccessing  Search this
Art--History--Data proccessing  Search this
Information networks  Search this
Call number:
N58 .V57 1994
video 000400
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_614851

SN/G report on data processing projects in art / Laura Corti, general editor ... [et al.]

Title:
Report on data processing projects in art
Author:
Corti, Laura  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Scuola normale superiore (Italy)  Search this
Physical description:
2 v. ; 27 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1988
Topic:
Art--Research  Search this
Art--Data processing  Search this
Information storage and retrieval systems--Art  Search this
Call number:
NX.260.S67.1988
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_653767

Research agenda for networked cultural heritage

Author:
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Physical description:
80 p. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1996
C1996
Topic:
Information storage and retrieval systems--Humanities  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_501020

African art and AAT

Author:
Stanley, Janet L  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Getty Art History Information Program Art and Architecture Thesaurus  Search this
Type:
Articles
Date:
1985
Topic:
Art, African--Terminology  Search this
Call number:
Z5937 .A7843
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_523412

Bibliography of the history of art : BHA = Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art : BHA

Title:
BHA
Bibliographie d'histoire de l'art
Author:
Institut de l'information scientifique et technique (France)  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Comité international d'histoire de l'art  Search this
Comité français d'histoire de l'art  Search this
College Art Association of America  Search this
Art Libraries Society of North America  Search this
Physical description:
v. ; 29 cm
Type:
Bibliography
Periodicals
Indexes
Abstracts
Date:
1991
1991-
Topic:
Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Call number:
Z5937 .B582
Z5937.B582
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_413061

Checklist of British artists in the Witt Library / compiled by the Witt Computer Index

Author:
Witt Library  Search this
Witt Computer Index (Organization)  Search this
Courtauld Institute of Art  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Subject:
Witt Library Catalogs  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 268 p. ; 30 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1991
Topic:
Artists--Registers  Search this
Call number:
N6767 .W822 1991
N6767.W822 1991
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_450527

Technology, scholarship, and the humanities : the implications of electronic information : September 30-October 2, 1992 : summary of proceedings

Author:
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
American Council of Learned Societies  Search this
Coalition for Networked Information  Search this
Council on Library Resources  Search this
Research Libraries Group  Search this
Physical description:
43 p. ; 22 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1993
C1993
Topic:
Information storage and retrieval systems--Humanities  Search this
Information technology  Search this
Call number:
Z699.5.H8 T25 1993
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_452332

Art & architecture thesaurus / Toni Petersen, director

Author:
Petersen, Toni  Search this
Physical description:
5 v. ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Topic:
Subject headings--Art  Search this
Subject headings--Architecture  Search this
Art--Abstracting and indexing  Search this
Architecture--Abstracting and indexing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_456372

Art and architecture thesaurus, second edition [computer file] : with the authority reference tool / Toni Petersen, director

Author:
Petersen, Toni  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Physical description:
6 computer disks ; 3 1/2-5 1/4 in. + 2 user manuals (27 cm.) + 1 quick reference card (27 cm.), in case (28 cm.)
Type:
Computer files
Databases
Date:
1994
1990
C1990, 1994
Topic:
Subject headings--Art  Search this
Art--Abstracting and indexing  Search this
Subject headings--Architecture  Search this
Architecture--Abstracting and indexing  Search this
Call number:
Z695.1.A7 A762 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457218

Guide to indexing and cataloging with the Art & architecture thesaurus / edited by Toni Petersen and Patricia J. Barnett

Author:
Petersen, Toni  Search this
Barnett, Patricia J  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Physical description:
xvi, 397 p. : ill. ; 28 cm. + 1 reference card ([6] p. ; 27 cm.)
Type:
Books
Date:
1994
Topic:
Art--Abstracting and indexing  Search this
Architecture--Abstracting and indexing  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_457689

A guide to the description of architectural drawings / Vicki Porter and Robin Thornes

Author:
Porter, Vicki  Search this
Thornes, Robin  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Architectural Drawings Advisory Group  Search this
Foundation for Documents of Architecture  Search this
Physical description:
xxi, 324 p. : ill., plans ; 24 cm
Type:
Rules
Date:
1994
C1994
Topic:
Cataloging of architectural drawings  Search this
Descriptive cataloging  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_458895

Protecting cultural objects through international documentation standards : a preliminary survey / Robin Thornes

Author:
Thornes, Robin  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Physical description:
[2], 51 p. : col. ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1995
C1995
Topic:
Art--Conservation and restoration  Search this
Art--Documentation  Search this
Cultural property--Protection  Search this
Call number:
N8750 .T52 1995
N8750 .T56
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_481715

Object, image, inquiry : the art historian at work / Elizabeth Bakewell, William O. Beeman, Carol McMichael Reese ; Marilyn Schmitt, general editor

Author:
Bakewell, Elizabeth  Search this
Beeman, William O  Search this
Reese, Carol McMichael  Search this
Schmitt, Marilyn Low 1939-  Search this
Getty Art History Information Program  Search this
Institute for Research in Information and Scholarship  Search this
Physical description:
xii, 199 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Interviews
Date:
1988
C1988
Topic:
Art historians  Search this
Art--Historiography  Search this
Call number:
N380 .O25 1988
N380.O25 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_338649

The Index of paintings sold in the British Isles during the nineteenth century / edited by Burton B. Fredericksen ; assisted by Julia I. Armstrong and Doris A. Mendenhall

Author:
Fredericksen, Burton B  Search this
Armstrong, Julia I. 1959-  Search this
Mendenhall, Doris A. 1956-  Search this
Physical description:
v. <1 > ; 29 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Great Britain
Date:
1988
C1988-
19th century
Topic:
Painting--Prices--Indexes  Search this
Painting--Marketing--History--Indexes  Search this
Call number:
ND47.I5 1988X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_380126

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