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About the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library

Bridging Paul Rudolph Hall and the Jeffrey H. Loria Center for the History of Art, the Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library provides collections and research services to the schools of Art, Architecture, and Drama, as well as the Department of the History of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery.
On-site, the library contains approximately 125,000 volumes, plus related rare and unique materials in the Arts Library Special Collections (ALSC). The circulating materials in Haas related to the visual arts have been carefully curated to support the research, teach- ing, and learning needs of the library’s constituency and include image-heavy, limited edition, and out-of-print books about art and architecture. The Haas drama collections provide primary support to the production design needs of the School of Drama.

Welcome to Digital Art History

Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship

The Kress Foundation has a longstanding interest in art history research centers both here and abroad. For half a century the Foundation has supported the important programs of many such centers, most notably through our institutional pre-doctoral art history fellowship program. Kress also has a strong interest in the emerging digital humanities, and especially in digital art history.

In order to help us all understand better the current state of digital art history and how it relates to our traditional art history research centers, we have sponsored a study of the subject. In partnership with the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University – a key node in the emerging network of the digital humanities under the inspired leadership of Daniel Cohen - we invited Diane Zorich to undertake this study.

Ms. Zorich, a cultural heritage consultant with extensive experience in the digital humanities and art history fields, has now completed this study. We are pleased to share the final report, Transitioning to a Digital World: Art History, Its Research Centers, and Digital Scholarship, with all communities that take an interest in art history, the digital humanities, humanities research centers, and scholarship in the humanities in general.

Portions of this report have been published in the Journal of Digital Humanities ( and will be published in a forthcoming issue of Visual Resources (

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Arts Librarian

Lindsay King
Assistant Director for Access and Research Services,
Robert B. Haas Family Arts Library
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