Blog topic: Art

Databases of the week - Women in the Middle Ages: letters, lives, legacy

October 29, 2019
by Katharine A Keller

The study of art history involves research in many different subject areas. In the case of someone studying depictions of women in medieval art, databases covering Religious Studies, Medieval Studies, History, Feminist Studies, and Gay, Lesbian and Transgender Studies such as the following provide a wealth of information, in addition to images and access to primary sources, some with translations.


Nazraeli Press, Deanna & Ed Templeton

Fall 2019 - Cataloging, Metadata & Processing Projects Underway in Redwood City (Part 1)

October 16, 2019
by Glynn Edwards

Part One - Regular Staff in Collection Services

The regular staff in the Collection Services arm of the Department of Special Collections & University Archives has finally unpacked from our last relocation in July and settled into our new space in Academy Hall on Stanford’s Redwood City campus. It is a great relief to see our cataloging, processing and digital units once again hard at work and various collections spread out in our workroom. As always, they, and all of those behind the scenes in Redwood City and our colleagues on campus, did a phenomenal job!

My Tortillas for Valentina, artist's book by Ioulia Akhmadeeva

New exhibition: Ioulia Akhmadeeva, Escrituras de la Memoria (Writings of Memory)

October 2, 2019
by D. Vanessa Kam

New Exhibition at the Bowes Art & Architecture Library
Ioulia Akhmadeeva, Escrituras de la Memoria (Writings of Memory) 
October 3 – November 29, 2019

In Ioulia Akhmadeeva’s artist’s books presented at the Bowes Art & Architecture Library, family stories, migration, and memory are intertwined and narrate how an outward journey mirrors an inward metamorphosis. In these books in particular, the past and family are part of a continual evolution that inform her artistic practice.

Untitled, watercolor on paper, 1997.

Announcing the Archive of Visual Artist Clinton Hill

August 26, 2019
by D. Vanessa Kam

The Bowes Art & Architecture Library and the Department of Special Collections, Stanford Libraries, are pleased to announce the acquisition of the archive of visual artist Clinton Hill (1922–2003).