Welcome to
Research Clinic –
Ceramics & Silver
Presented by Spencer Art Reference
Library Staff
Marilyn Carbonell, Head Li...
Research Clinic Program
• Designing a Research Strategy
• Types of resources
• Researching your object – examples
– Rookwo...
Making Connections
– Artist
– Signature
– Date
– Title
– Material
– Measurements
– Subject
– Any history that
you know abo...
Making Connections
Research Strategy
General
Resources
Books &
More
Articles and
More
What else is
out there?
General Resources
Types of Information
• Contextual
• Biographical
• Exhibitions
• Bibliography
• Style & Signature
– Ency...
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• Surveys
• Collection Handbooks
• Exhibition Catalogs
• Biographies
• Art...
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LibraryOneSearch.nelson-atkins.org
• Journal Articles
– Interviews
– Biographical information
– New theo...
Art Sales
• Auction catalogs
– Library catalog
• Art Sales Databases
– Library databases
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• Museum collections
• Newspapers
• Public libraries
• Special Collections
• Historical Societies
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Explore the hidden life of your objects ceramics and silver

  1. 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. 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. 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. 4. Making Connections
  5. 5. Research Strategy General Resources Books & More Articles and More What else is out there?
  6. 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. 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. 8. Articles and More LibraryOneSearch.nelson-atkins.org • Journal Articles – Interviews – Biographical information – New theories and findings – Exhibition reviews • Newspapers – Obituaries
  9. 9. Art Sales • Auction catalogs – Library catalog • Art Sales Databases – Library databases
  10. 10. What else is out there? • Museum collections • Newspapers • Public libraries • Special Collections • Historical Societies • Archives • Google & Google Scholar
  11. 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!

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