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  • unlocking a century of research

  • Berenson Photo Archive

    rethinking old methodologies

  • transforming art historical research

  • streamlining image discovery

Photo archive materials from the RKD - Netherlands Institute of Art History

REPORT: IP Working Group on International Copyright

October 9, 2020

In March of 2020, the PHAROS consortium hosted a workshop at the Paul Mellon Centre (partially funded through a grant by the Samuel H. Kress Foundation) focussing on international copyright and photo archive collections.  The workshop included PHAROS institutional members and invited legal and IP experts from the United States, the European Union, and from the United Kingdom. This public report, created by the PHAROS IP Working Group, is the written product of that workshop.

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Frick Photo Archive Collection samples

PHAROS receives an Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Grant

July 20, 2019

In Spring of 2019, the PHAROS consortium successfully applied for and received a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to fund a 30-month Pilot Project to create a research platform using the ResearchSpace software that will make available over 1.5 million images of works of art with accompanying scholarly documentation from five of the fourteen PHAROS member institutions. The five pilot institutions that will be part of the project are: Villa I Tatti, The Harvard University Center for Italian Renaissance Studies, Florence; Biblioteca Hertziana Max-Planck Institut für...

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Pharos meeting at RKD 2018

Meeting of PHAROS: The International Consortium of Photo Archives. The Hague, RKD, October 8, 2018

October 8, 2018

On October 8th, 2018, twelve of the fourteen PHAROS institutions gathered for a meeting at the Rijksbureau voor Kunsthistorisches Documentatie in The Hague.  This meeting followed the 8th International Conference of Art Libraries Conference in Amsterdam that many members attended and at which Louisa Wood Ruby gave a presentation on PHAROS.

The meeting was planned as a stock taking of where the consortium stands after five years, and what might lie in its future.  It was agreed that...

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PHAROS is an international consortium of fourteen European and North American art historical photo archives committed to creating an open and freely accessible digital research platform allowing for comprehensive consolidated access to photo archive images and their associated scholarly documentation.  The PHAROS collections collectively contain an estimated 25 million images documenting works of art and architecture and the history of photography itself. The consortium is actively looking for funding and technology partners to advance this work.