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Gilding the Gilded Age: Interior Decoration Tastes and Trends in New York City

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Presentation for the ACRL Arts Section Virtual Discussion Forum on January 29, 2014.

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Gilding the Gilded Age: Interior Decoration Tastes and Trends in New York City

  1. 1. A collaboration between The Frick Collection and The William Randolph Hearst Archive at LIU Post Dr. Catherine Larkin, Long Island University Alexandra Janvey, Long Island University Victoria Pilato, Frick Art Reference Library ACRL Arts Section Virtual Discussion Forum January 29, 2014
  2. 2. Phase III of the METRO digitization grant funded project Documenting the Gilded Age Digitize a group of late 19th and early 20th century New York auction house catalogues held at the Frick Art Reference Library and the William Randolph Hearst Archive at LIU Post Phase I: Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century Omeka Exhibit: http://gildedage.omeka.net/ Phase II: Documenting the Gilded Age: New York City Exhibitions at the Turn of the 20th Century Omeka Exhibit: http://gildedage2.omeka.net/
  3. 3. • Increase access to these unique items • Reach new audiences • Preserve items • Further enhance collections through the creation of an online exhibition. • Create a new and useful resource on the Gilded Age
  4. 4. Extensive knowledge of publishing Leaves Joseph Pulitzer’s employ to become Hearst’s Editor in Chief A member of Hearst’s inner circle for three decades His collection was described as “especially ornate and magnificent”
  5. 5. American Architect of the Gilded Age, interior decorator, artist and art collector
  6. 6. Immortalized in the folklore of the Gilded Age Financier Philanthropist Art collector
  7. 7. Planning our site: • Used Omeka.net • Content • Themes • Plugins • Collections
  8. 8. http://gildedage3.omeka.net/
  9. 9. • Estimating amount that could be digitized • Contributing records to the Internet Archive and Getty Research Portal • Need for tighter timeline • Better communication
  10. 10. Questions or comments? Dr. Catherine Larkin: Catherine.Larkin@liu.edu Department Head, Digital Initiatives & Art Image Library Long Island University / LIU Post Campus Alexandra Janvey: Alexandra.Janvey@liu.edu Library Assistant, Digital Initiatives & Art Image Library Long Island University / LIU Post Campus Victoria Pilato: Victoria.Pilato@gmail.com Project Coordinator, Frick Art Reference Library

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