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Digitized collections of the BNF’s Department of Medals

Digitized collections of the BNF’s Department of Medals
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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).

Responsable du Projet

Pascale LINANT DE BELLEFONDS , Responsible for the team Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), UMR Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn) , ArScAn

Partenaires au sein du labex

  • Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn) - UMR 7041
  • French National Library (BnF)
  • Maison Archeology and Ethnology, René-Ginouvès (MAE) - USR 3225

Durée du projet

5 years

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.


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Pascale LINANT DE BELLEFONDS


Titre:  Research director, CNRS
Fonction:  Responsible for the team Lexicon Iconographicum Mythologiae Classicae (LIMC), UMR Archeologies and Sciences of Antiquity (ArScAn)
Institution:  ArScAn


Co-responsable du projet:  TransImage. On the dynamic of images since the origins. , Digitized collections of the BNF’s Department of Medals


Page Perso:  Pascale Linant's webpage on the ArScAn website (http://www.mae.u-paris10.fr/arscan/Pascale-LINANT-DE-BELLEFONDS.html)


Bio

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.


L'Homme-animal dans les arts visuels : Image et créatures hybrides dans le temps et dans l'espace


Editeur:  Les Belles Lettres - Presses Universitaires de Paris Nanterre
ISBN:  978-2-251-44617-2
URL / DOI:  Site des Belles Lettres