Discoveries made about this Walters treasure revealed soon at The Frick Collection

An elaborate flower basin or something more exclusive? Discoveries made about this Walters treasure revealed soon at The Frick Collection.

An elaborate flower basin or something more exclusive? Discoveries made about this Walters treasure revealed soon at The Frick Collection.

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Online Collection Honored by Webby Awards

We’re pleased to announce that the Walters Art Museum’s Online Collection Website has been named an Official Honoree in the 2012 Webby Awards in the category of cultural institutions. The Walters’ collection website, launched in September, contains downloadable images and detailed information about more than 10,000 objects in the museum’s permanant collection. Images are provided under a creative commons licensee, making them freely available. Construction of the website was funded in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Walters, along with our partner agency, Fastspot are both very proud to be among the industry leaders recognized by the Webby Awards, which are known as the Internet’s most respected symbol of success. Hailed as the “Internet’s highest honor” by the New York Times, the Webbys are the leading international award honoring excellence on the Internet, in categories ranging from Websites and interactive advertising and media to online film and video, mobile, and apps.

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Pretend You’re the Collector

If you’ve visited our online collection of artwork recently, you’ve probably noticed that you can use it to build your own collection. If you haven’t, now is a great time, not only to see the collection in an exciting way, but to use it.

If you’ve visited our online collection of artwork recently, you’ve probably noticed that you can use it to build your own collection. If you haven’t, now is a great time, not only to see the collection in an exciting way, but to use it.

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Renée May, Honored Museum Docent

“Life gives art meaning, just as art gives meaning to life.”

On September 11, 2001, Renée May, a docent at the Walters Art Museum, was killed performing her duties as a flight attendant on American Airlines flight #77, which, under the command of terrorist hijackers, crashed into the Pentagon.

A docent since 1997, Renée received extensive training on the collections of the Walters so that she could tour Walters’ visitors through the galleries. Renée was especially fond of touring children and looked forward to October 2001 when the Walters’ galleries would be officially re-opened.

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Our New Works of Art Website

If you’ve visited our website recently, you’ve probably noticed our extensive online collection of artwork. If you haven’t, now is a great time to see our collection in an interesting new way. We’ve recently redesigned our works of art website. There’s plenty to see and do.

If you’ve visited our website recently, you’ve probably noticed our extensive online collection of artwork. If you haven’t, now is a great time to see our collection in an interesting new way. We’ve recently redesigned our works of art website. There’s plenty to see and do.

What’s new online?

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Go Team, Go!

Did you know that the Walters Art Museum sponsors a sports team? That’s right, we’re the proud sponsors of the Roland Park Patriots.

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Did you know that the Walters Art Museum sponsors a sports team? That’s right, we’re the proud sponsors of the Roland Park Patriots. This team, a group of nine- and ten-year- olds,  is a co-ed leagu. They play their baseball games in various neighborhoods in Baltimore, including Roland Park, Hampden, Medfield and Washington.

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A New Digital Resource for Historians of Islamic Art and Culture: The Islamic Manuscripts of the Walters Art Museum

With the help of a Preservation and Access Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, and with additional funding from an anonymous donor, the Walters is pleased to announce the completion of its program to create digital surrogates of its collection of Islamic manuscripts and single leaves. All the data is licensed for use under Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 UnportedAccess Rights,http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode. Images are free for any noncommercial use, provided you follow the terms of the license. There is no need to apply to the Walters prior to using the images.

Highlights of the collection include a fifteenth-century Timurid Qur’an (Ms. W.563); a late seventeenth-century copy of the Book on Navigation by Piri Reis (Ms. W.658); and a sixteenth-century de luxe Mughal manuscript of Amir Khusrau Dhilavi’s Khamsa (Ms. W.624).

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