Preserving Web-Based Auction Catalogs

Gretchen Nadasky IMLS Grant Project Pratt Institute MSLIS LIS-698 Dr. Tula Giannini

Auction Catalogs

LOT :25 Estimate EUR : €2,000.00 - €3,000.00Auction Date : 18-11-2012 FRANZ HECKER (1870-1944) Study of an Old Antique Dealer Examining a Pewter Vase, seated at a table Oil on canvas, 49 x 60cm Signed and dated 1908

LOT :25 Estimate : €2,000.00 Auction Date : 18-11-2012 FRANZ HECKER (1870-1944) Study of an Old Antique Dealer Examining a Pewter Vase, seated at a table Oil on canvas, 49 x 60cm Signed and dated 1908

THE CHALLENGE –  More auction houses are choosing to publish their catalogs on-line.  The digital catalog may be the only  record of the sale.  The goal of this project is the preservation of these resources for future reference.


The Frick Art Reference Library (FARL)  currently has 137 active subscriptions for auction catalogs.  The websites for all of these were the focus of the analysis for the “Reframing Collection for a Digital Age: A Preparatory Study for Collecting and Preserving Web-Based Art Research Materials,”.

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