Chinese Painting and Calligraphy: A New Digital Archive

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Arizona State University and the Phoenix Art Museum are home to remarkable resources related to painting and calligraphy from China's Ming and Qing dynasties as well as China's modern and contemporary periods. Previous exhibitions and publications have made portions of these collections known in parts of the world. New technology and research networks can now be developed to make this rich repository of resources fully accessible to scholars worldwide, bringing ASU's prominence in this field into focus. Researchers will transcribe and translate inscriptions, identify artist's and collector's seals, and prepare full documentary photography of each work among the nearly 450 examples dating from the 15th to the 21st century, with the goal of creating a digital archive of these works.

Seed Grant Project Director(s)
Claudia Brown, Professor of Art History, School of Art, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts