Digitized collections of archeological objects with mythological iconography in the BNF’s Department of Medals
With the digitization of old collections of photographs and a vast campaign of digital filming as its starting point, this project’s goal is the study and valorization – notably under the vantage point of iconography and the historical and geographic journeys of antique objects – of Greek, Etruscan, and Roman works of mythological iconography conserved by the French National Library’s (BnF) Department of Monies, Medals, and Antiques. These data will be distributed on the site LIMC-France and on the Internet site of the BnF.
The newly created collection will be the occasion to reflect on the perception and modes of visualization of the heritage object. Beyond the community of researchers, the project also seeks to reach a vast audience, thanks to the realization of thematic dossiers and virtual exhibitions that will keep collections accessible during the renovations of the Richelieu site of the BnF.
Internal cluster partners
Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity () - Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC);
French National Library – Department of Monies, Medals, and Antiques;
Maison Archeology and Ethnology René-Ginouvès (MAE).
Pascale LINANT DE BELLEFONDS , Responsible for the team Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), UMR Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn) , ArScAn
Internal cluster partners
- Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn) - UMR 7041
- French National Library (BnF)
- Maison des Sciences de l'Homme Mondes - USR 3225
Cette exposition de photographies présente plusieurs aspects du travail réalisé par Serge Oboukhoff dans le cadre du programme Corpus numérique des objets archéologiques à iconographie mythologique du département des Monnaies, médailles et antiques de la BnF.
Title: Research engineer, CNRS
Pascale LINANT DE BELLEFONDS
Title: Research director, CNRS
Position: Responsible for the team Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), UMR Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn)
Specialized in the field of Greek and Roman iconography and of Roman imperial sculpture, Pascale Linant de Bellefonds (who is a Senior researcher at the CNRS and also teaches ancient iconography at the University of Paris Ouest Nanterre), has been managing the French team of the LIMC (Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae) since 1995. After having contributed to the creation and to the diffusion of the LIMC databases, she now works for the inclusion of these data into national and international networks.
Publisher: Les Belles Lettres - Presses Universitaires de Paris Nanterre
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