From the pyramids of Egypt to the castles of the Loire Valley, Henry Clay Frick and his family took some enviable vacations in their time. They spared no expense in their travels and enjoyed trips that often lasted for months on end. The Archives of The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library recently posted photograph albums from three of these trips in the Frick Digital Image Archive. The albums document travels in 1905, 1909, and 1912, and include views of France, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Switzerland. They were scanned by the Library’s Digital Imaging Lab, both as a means to capture and preserve their content, and as a way of providing greater access to these unique resources.
More than four years ago, at the end of 2008, MoMA and P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center officially completed their 10-year affiliation process. At that time, The Museum of Modern Art Archives received custody of the organizational records, curatorial documents, exhibition paraphernalia, and other materials of historical importance saved by the institution over four decades of groundbreaking programming. And MoMA PS1 saved a lot.
The Archives Department of The Frick Collection and Frick Art Reference Library is pleased to announce the addition of six new online finding aids to our web site. These join the twenty-four finding aids already online, which made their debut in the spring of 2010. Encompassing institutional records, Frick family papers, and manuscript collections, highlights from these finding aids include records of Henry Clay Frick’s art collecting, Henry Clay Frick’s correspondence, early records of The Frick Collection, and art research files and gallery records.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art Archives is pleased to announce that the Durr Friedley Records, 1906-1918, and the William Church Osborn Records, 1904-1953, have been recently processed and are now open for scholarly research.