EXHIBIT- Silk Road Seattle's New Museum Galleries
Posted by: Daniel Waugh <email@example.com>
Silk Road Seattle is pleased to announce several important new
additions to its Featured Museums image galleries, accessible via the
links at <http://depts.washington.edu/silkroad/museums/srmuseums.html>.
The new material includes:
- The Musee Guimet (Paris), the French national museum of Asian art.
Several hundred images, in the first instance from their Afghanistan
and China collections. A great many of these objects are not
otherwise illustrated on the Internet, even though the museum's own
website is beautifully designed and very valuable.
- The Louvre (Paris). Several hundred objects from the Near Eastern
Antiquities and Islamic sections of the museum. While the Louvre's
own excellent website covers a good part of what we have photographed,
our selection often includes different views and images of objects
which they have not yet illustrated.
- The National Museum of the Middle Ages (Paris). A small selection
from this interesting museum, highlighting textiles and ivories.
- The Cathedral Museum (Uppsala, Sweden), a collection renowned for
its medieval textiles. We are grateful to Lt. Col. Peter C. Barclay
for providing some of the photographs.
The image galleries in Silk Road Seattle include introductory comments
on the museum and its collections, generally good to excellent quality
enlargeable photographs, descriptive captions, and some reference
material to hard-copy publications. Where possible, links have been
provided to the coverage of the objects on each museum's own web page
or to web pages with analogous objects in other museums'™ collections.
This is an ongoing project to make materials available for education.
We could use some help. Suggestions and contributions of material
would be most welcome.
University of Washington (Seattle)
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