Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource

The Pre-Raphaelite Online Resource "features 3000 digitised images from Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery’s Pre-Raphaelite collection, with major and more loosely associated artists from the movement all represented by works of art including sketches, paintings, engravings, tapestries, stained glass, ceramics and fine art objects."

"The Pre-Raphaelites - a group of artists who united in the late 1840s to consolidate and formalise their ideas on a new way to make art – have enjoyed a profound influence on art, both in the time of their life’s work and during the present day. Some of the Pre-Raphaelites’ most famous works include William Holman Hunt’s ‘The Awakening Conscience’ and ‘Ophelia’ by Millais."

Users "can choose to browse the online collection, make simple searches or to interrogate the collection data using filtering tools. The ability to filter the collection in this way should be particularly useful for study and research. You can also interact with the online collection by creating your own personal collections of images and by discussing the works with the online community." In order to use the zoom feature, which allows to view details closely and pan across images, installation of the free Silverlight plug-in is required.

Birmingham Museums & Art Gallery received funding from JISC to digitise its Pre-Raphaelite collection. For more information about the project, see here.

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Monday, 10 December 2012 - 6:17pm
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