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February 25, 2013

Machiel Kiel Photo Archive

The Netherlands Institute in Turkey is publishing the photo archive of a renowned scholar of Ottoman monuments in southeastern Europe. Machiel Kiel's images from the 1960s-1990s - slides, negatives, and photographs - are being digitized and made freely available, with appropriate credit to Kiel.

These records of the architectural heritage of the region are even more valuable given that many have since suffered in the ensuing time period. Currently online are monuments in Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, and Serbia. Future additions will include monuments in Turkish Thrace and Christian monuments and mural painting from the Ottoman period.

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February 18, 2013

Sculptures at University : Medical Campus

Curious about the sculpture you see around you on campus? Check out President’s Advisory Committee on Public Art: The Collection! A number of these sculptures are also represented in our AAEL Digital Image Collection.

Leonardo Nierman, Flame of Wisdom, 2006
Source: President’s Advisory Committee on Public Art: The Collection: Medical Campus

About this work, the artist says: "Remembering my emotions, my original thought of creating this Flame of Wisdom during my visit to your campus and playing with the idea of doing a sculpture, I felt that it would be a great opportunity to pay tribute to the wonderful minds that live in the campus crystallizing so many wonderful dreams that will enrich mankind until the end of time."

Yitzhak Assour, Untitled ("I will exercise my art solely for the good of my patients"), 2009
Source: President’s Advisory Committee on Public Art: The Collection: Medical Campus

Douglas Holis, Rotations, 2009
Source: President’s Advisory Committee on Public Art: The Collection: Medical Campus

This kinetic screen memorializes the transplant team that died during a life-saving mission in 2007.


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February 08, 2013

Storm over New England

NOAA's GOES-13 satellite image from 9:01 a.m. EST, February 8, 2013
Image credit: NASA

Weather is always a topic of conversation, and more so when there's a dramatic storm imminent. The talk lately is of a western front meeting up with a low-pressure system over the Atlantic to create a classic nor'easter. This satellite image from NASA is a graphic display of the weather pattern. Check out NASA's multimedia page for a wealth of images and video about the earth and space!

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February 01, 2013

ARTstor - new collection


Edouard Manet, A Bar at the Folies-Bergère, 1882
The Courtauld Gallery, London
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Image source: ARTstor

ARTstor, the immense digital image library subscribed to by our University Library, is always adding new collections to support research and teaching in the whole range of humanities, arts, and social sciences. The latest addition is that of the Courtauld Gallery: 500 of a projected 8,100 images of the museum's canonical works of western European art! We're displaying a few images from their collection; for more check this link. And remember, by logging in to ARTstor, you have access to amazing high-resolution images and their presentation software.

Marx Reichlich, Portrait of a Woman holding a Lily-of-the-Valley and a Pansy, 1510-1520
The Courtauld Gallery, London
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Image source: ARTstor


Agostino di Duccio, Virgin and Child, 1400-1499
The Courtauld Gallery, London
© The Samuel Courtauld Trust, The Courtauld Gallery, London
Image source: ARTstor

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