Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Photos of Medieval Georgian Churches

The Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz gives us the opportunity to broaden our medieval architectural offerings with an online exhibition of photos of medieval Georgian churches (that's the Georgia on the Black Sea, not the American one, of course). A joint research project commissioned a photographic survey in 2006, which was "completed under the most challenging conditions and in regions that were to a certain extent impenetrable." The result is "a globally unique documentation of the medieval monuments of Georgia" with more than one thousand photographs, which can be seen either in the online exhibition or by searching the digital photo library. The latter link gives details on copyright for the database images, which extend far beyond the Georgian collection.

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