The summer months mark the return of the swimsuit to pools, beaches, and parks. From the development of the American modern bathing costume in the nineteenth century to today, the swimsuit has been a clothing item tethered to societal standards of modesty, as well as fashion trends and personal preferences.
Over the past year, NYARC has surveyed the publishing and web archiving landscape to develop a program for collecting born-digital art research materials. An overview of this project called “Reframing Collection for a Digital Age: A Preparatory Study for Collecting and Preserving Web-Based Art Research Materials,” funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, can be found here.
From the pyramids of Egypt to the castles of the Loire Valley, Henry Clay Frick and his family took some enviable vacations in their time. They spared no expense in their travels and enjoyed trips that often lasted for months on end. The Archives of The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library recently posted photograph albums from three of these trips in the Frick Digital Image Archive. The albums document travels in 1905, 1909, and 1912, and include views of France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. They were scanned by the Library’s Digital Imaging Lab, both as a means to capture and preserve their content, and as a way of providing greater access to these unique resources.