The project focuses on the questions of how historical sources were used to innovate glass production and education in the twentieth century, and how we can efficiently link the enormous amount of newly digitized art technical sources on artistic glass production, such as object documentation, technical texts, images, and research data. The project will digitize unique materials from the archives of glass artist Sybren Valkema (1916-1996), managed by Stichting Vrij Glas, and integrate and enrich them with existing databases containing different kinds of data on the history of artistic glass production. The project is designed to link with the RKD Explore and ARTECHNE databases.
- Project leader: Prof. Sven Dupré
- Participants: Dr Marieke Hendriksen, Dr Evangelos Kanoulas (UvA)
- Partners: RKD Netherlands Institute for Art History, Stichting Vrij Glas, Picturae, Corning Museum of Glass, Glasmuseum Hentrich/Museum Kunstpalast Düsseldorf
- Funding: NWO Smart Culture - Big Data / Digital Humanities
- Duration: 2018 – 2022