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Spring 2015
  e-book, Early Netherlandish art Above: cover of Frames and Supports in 15th- and 16th-Century Southern Netherlandish Painting. Top: The Legend of St. Joseph (detail), possibly ca. 1490–1500, follower of Robert Campin. Hoogstraten, Church of St. Catherine.

Free E-Book on Early Netherlandish Art

Together with the Royal Institute for Cultural Heritage in Brussels (KIK-IRPA) the Foundation recently announced the publication of Frames and Supports in 15th- and 16th-Century Southern Netherlandish Painting, a free e-book supported as part of our Panel Paintings Initiative. This technical study written by scholar Hélène Verougstraete stands as the first in-depth documentation of Netherlandish panel paintings with "engaged" frames. However, the first edition was published in French with a small print run, which has limited its accessibility. The new expanded edition has been fully translated into English and features over 2,000 color illustrations and diagrams presented in a searchable, zoomable interface. The publication sheds further light on how artists collaborated with woodworkers and serves as a valuable resource for the structural conservation of old master paintings on wooden panels.

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  PST: LA/LA symposium

Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA Symposium

Space is still available for an upcoming Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA symposium on May 2 and 4 focused on the artistic relationships between Latino communities in Southern California and Latin America, including across the U.S./Mexico border. LA/LA: Place and Practice is co-organized by the Foundation with the Getty Research Institute, Scripps College, and the San Diego Museum of Art (SDMA) and will be held at SDMA and the Getty Center. The program includes thematic panel discussions with scholars, artists, critics, and community activists.

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  OSCI Walker Volume II of the Walker's Living Collections Catalogue. Image courtesy Walker Art Center

New Awards for OSCI Publications

Museums participating in the Foundation's Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative (OSCI) continue to receive recognition for their Getty-supported publications. The National Gallery of Art's OSCI catalogue Dutch Paintings of the Seventeenth Century received ARLIS' 2015 George Wittenborn Memorial Prize for excellence in art publishing and was also chosen as one of three digital publications to be featured in the AAUP's upcoming Book, Jacket, and Journal show. The Walker Art Center's Living Collections Catalogue was awarded a 2015 "Best of the Web" award for Museums/Online Collections at the recent Museums and the Web conference. Links to all of the catalogues are available through the Foundation's website.

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  CAA-Getty International program CAA-Getty participant Nazar Kozak with his host, Margaret Samu. Photograph by Bradley Marks, courtesy CAA

CAA-Getty International Program

When art historians gathered in New York for the College Art Association's Annual Conference back in mid-February, they were joined by a group of fifteen international scholars as part of a Foundation grant to promote greater exchange between American and international researchers. This is the fourth year of the program, which includes a special preconference on global art history. Nazar Kozak, an art historian from Ukraine who participated in the program, summarized the experiences of many: "To put it simply, I understood that I can become a part of a global scholarly community. I felt like I belong here."

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