• Cleopatra :: 1524-1526
  • Artist: Giampietrino (Giovanni Padrino), Italian
  • Repository: Samek Art Gallery, Bucknell University, Lewisburg, PA
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In recent years the Kress Foundation has commissioned timely studies of topical issues related to the disciplines of art history, art conservation, and art museums. We present the results of these studies here.

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Charting the Digital Landscape of the Conservation Profession

This study presents the results of a year-long series of activities (research, a community survey, discussion forums, interviews, and an analysis of online resources) to map the digital landscape as it exists today, and to identify strategic investments in the environment that will serve the community and help it flourish as a profession.

Author: Diane M. Zorich
Publication Date: March 2016

Supporting the Changing Research Practices of Art Historians

This study, funded by the Getty Foundation and the Samuel H. Kress Foundation, looks at how art historians' research practices are evolving in the digital age.

Author: Roger C. Schonfeld and Matthew P. Long
Publication Date: April 2014

NAEA-AAMD Research Study: Impact of Art Museum Programs on K-12 Students

This study by the National Art Education Association (NAEA) Museum Education Division and its partner, the Association of Art Museum Directors (AAMD), investigates the question, What are the benefits to students of engaging with original works of art within the context of object-based art museum programs that take place during the formal school day?

Author: Various
Publication Date: Various

The Campus Art Museum: A Qualitative Study

This study, focused on seven campus art museums that received Kress Collections decades ago, examines the manifold contributions of academic art museums to the academic and personal lives of college and university communities.

Author: Corrine Glesne
Publication Date: October 2012

Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship

This study presents the results of a survey of the art history profession’s attitudes toward digital art history and its relationship to key art history research centers.

Author: Diane M. Zorich
Publication Date: June 2012

Copyright, Museums and Licensing of Art Images

This study analyzes the policies and terminology United States art museums employ in licensing images of objects in their collections.

Author: Kenneth D. Crews
Publication Date: June 2010 - 2012

Analysis of Trends in Art History Publishing from University Presses

This study seeks to understand trends in the monographic output of university presses in a specific discipline: visual arts and architecture; and to do so at a level of detail that is meaningful for the discipline’s specialties.

Author: Henry Pisciotta and James Frost
Publication Date: June 2010

St. Sebastian_de'Maineri

St. Sebastian

Date: c. 1500
Artist: Gian Francesco de' Maineri, attributed to
Repository: Memphis Brooks Museum of Art

Characteristic of de'Maineri's work, the subordinate figures of two small executioners are placed against the mosaic wall of the curved niche, partially hidden by the saint's body.

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