Survey of

Online Exhibition Catalogues, Brochures, Gallery Guides and Related Materials

Published by Non-Profit Institutions for Free Viewing


Survey status


In April 2013, Traditional Fine Arts Organization (TFAO) began writing to staff of non-profit organizations which have published online texts by named authors for free viewing. The model form letter is:

TFAO wishes to extend congratulations for providing free online viewing of texts by named authors developed in connection with exhibitions organized by the institution such as ___________________
We wish to expand TFAO's list of non-profit institutions with qualifying publications, posted at Survey of Online Exhibition Catalogues, Brochures, Gallery Guides and Related Materials. Could you please share names of unlisted museums known by you to have posted online texts -- with identified authors -- from exhibition gallery guides, brochures and catalogues?  
Best regards,

Letters sent and dates:


American Folk Art Museum 4/15: Tanya Heinrich, Director of Publications and Richard Ho, Manager of Information Technologies

Art Institute of Chicago 4/15: Elizabeth Neely, Director of Digital Information and Access, Amy Parkolap, project coordinator of the Online Scholarly Catalogue Initiative

Berkeley Art Museum 4/15: Aimee Chang, Director of Engagement and Orlando Antonio Sanchez, Information Systems Manager

Birger Sandzén Memorial Gallery 4/17: Larry Griffis, Director. 4/22: Mr. Griffis replied and offered to inform TFAO of further references

Bodleian Libraries, Universsity of Oxford 4/18: general inquiry

Brandywine River Museum 4/17: Thomas Padon, Director

British Museum Fiona Sheales, R. B. Parkinson, Thomas Kiely, Curator - Cyprus Digitisation Project, Cyprus Collection-Neolithic and Bronze Age to Roman and Kate Hilsen, British Museum Press

Charles Darwin University Art Collection and Art Gallery 4/18: Anita Angel, Curator

Cooper-Hewitt Museum 4/18: Nate Wilcox, Director of Operations and Jennifer Northrop, Director of Communications & Marketing

CUNY Graduate Center 4/19: Kevin D. Murphy, Executive Officer, Graduate Center, Art History and Katherine Manthorne, Ph.D.

Dallas Museum of Art 4/19: Jessica Heimberg, Senior Web Developer; 4/29: Hillary Bober, Digital Archivist; reply 5/6 from Jacqueline Allen, The Mildred R. and Frederick M. Mayer Director of Libraries and Imaging Services, who will circulate the survey among colleagues. On 5/30 Hillary Bober suggested selected older catalogues from Art Institute of Chicago linked to their exhibition history.

Detroit Institute of Arts 4/19: Maria Ketcham, Head Librarian and Pam Marcil, Public Relations Director

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution's Museums of Asian Art 5/2: Allison Peck, Public Affairs Director; Ann C. Gunter, Art History Department at Northwestern University

Guggenheim Museum 5/2: Elizabeth Levy, Managing Director, Publishing and Digital Media and Francine Snyder, Director of Library and Archives

Hudson River Museum 5/2: Bartholomew Bland, Director of Curatorial Affairs. He suggested that TFAO contact Staten Island Museum, which subsequently received information on the survey

Indiana University Art Museum 5/2: Adelheid Gealt, Director

Jewish Museum 5/3: Alex Wittenberg, Communications Coordinator

Knoxville Museum of Art 5/3: David L. Butler, Executive Director and Stephen Wicks, Barbara W. and Bernard E. Bernstein Curator. 6/4: Stephen Wicks responded with a suggestion to review the website of the East Tennessee Historical Society, which operates the Museum of East Tennessee History.

Louisiana State Museum 5/3: Tony Lewis, PhD., Curator of Visual Arts

Metropolitan Museum of Art 5/6: For MetPublications - Gwen Roginsky, Associate Publisher and General Manager and Teresa Lai, Manager of Online Publications

Michener Art Museum 5/6: Joseph P. Eckhardt, Professor of History, Montgomery County Community College and Ilene Dube, James A. Michener Art Museum; reply 5/6 from Dr. Eckhardt who will contact TFAO if other online material found

Mobile Museum of Art 5/6: Paul W. Richelson, Ph.D., Chief Curator and Donan Klooz, Curator of Exhibitions

Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Oregon 5/6: Namita Gupta Wiggers, Director and Chief Curator, Museum of Contemporary Craft and Isaac Watson, former Web and Print Project Coordinator, Pacific Northwest College of Art

National Gallery of Art 6/7: Alan Newman, Chief, Digital Imaging & Visual Services at National Gallery of Art

Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum 6/7: Michael Gauer, Associate Director for Curatorial Affairs/Curator of Art, Panhandle-Plains Historical Museum

Phillips Collection Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection

Portal to Texas History 4/19: Hannah Tarver, Supervisor, Digital Projects, Digital Projects Lab, The Portal to Texas History. 4/26: TFAO wishes to extend appreciation to Rebecca Barham, Art, Dance and Theatre Librarian, University of North Texas and Hannah Tarver, Department Head, University of North Texas Libraries Digital Projects Unit for recommending content for this survey

Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts 6/7: Tamara H. Schenkenberg, Assistant Curator for Special Projects; Katie Hasler, Curatorial and Programs Coordinator

Seattle Art Museum 6/26: Elissa Walstead, Digital Media Manager

Smart Museum of Art 6/26: Stephanie Smith, Deputy Director and Chief Curator

Smithsonian American Art Museum 6/26: Georgina Goodlander, Web and Social Media Content Manager

Spencer Museum of Art

Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art

Tate Museum

Toledo Museum of Art

UCLA University Research Library

University of Virginia Art Museum

University of Wisconsin Digital Collections

Walker Art Center


Letter also sent 2/28 to Mr. Nik Honeysett, Head of Administration, J. Paul Getty Museum


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