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Explore the hidden life of your objects ceramics and silver

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  • 1. Welcome to Research Clinic – Ceramics & Silver Presented by Spencer Art Reference Library Staff Marilyn Carbonell, Head Library Services Amelia Nelson, Public Service Librarian Tracey Boswell, Reference & Cataloging Librarian Roberta Wagener, Library Assistant for Reference
  • 2. Research Clinic Program • Designing a Research Strategy • Types of resources • Researching your object – examples – Rookwood vase • Explore the Hidden Life of your Object in the Spencer Art Reference Library
  • 3. Making Connections – Artist – Signature – Date – Title – Material – Measurements – Subject – Any history that you know about your work of art Rookwood Production ware vase Designed by Sarah Toohey, 1930
  • 4. Making Connections
  • 5. Research Strategy General Resources Books & More Articles and More What else is out there?
  • 6. General Resources Types of Information • Contextual • Biographical • Exhibitions • Bibliography • Style & Signature – Encyclopedias • Oxford Art Online • Met’s Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History – Indexes and Biographical Dictionaries • Benezit Dictionary of Artists • Jacobsen's Biographical Index of American Artists • Index to Artistic Biography • Biographical Dictionary of Kansas Artists
  • 7. Books & More LibraryOneSearch.nelson-atkins.org • Surveys • Collection Handbooks • Exhibition Catalogs • Biographies • Artist Monographs – Specific exhibition – Series of work – Overview – Highlights • Catalogues Raisonnés – Comprehensive • Correspondences, diaries, letters, writings
  • 8. Articles and More LibraryOneSearch.nelson-atkins.org • Journal Articles – Interviews – Biographical information – New theories and findings – Exhibition reviews • Newspapers – Obituaries
  • 9. Art Sales • Auction catalogs – Library catalog • Art Sales Databases – Library databases
  • 10. What else is out there? • Museum collections • Newspapers • Public libraries • Special Collections • Historical Societies • Archives • Google & Google Scholar
  • 11. 11 Need more? Spencer Art Reference Library Contact: Reference Desk, 816.751.1216 Marilyn Carbonell, Head, Library Services Amelia Nelson, Librarian, Public Services Tracey Boswell, Catalog/Reference Librarian Lihui Xiong, Library Cataloging Assistant for Asian Languages Roberta Wagener, Assistant, Public Services Follow us on Facebook at Spencer Art Reference Library Next stop … Spencer Art Reference Library Where we’ll help you use these resources to learn about your object!