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Recording the Past and Looking to the Future

    January 29th, 2024

    The Dictionary of Art Historians is always striving to improve. Our latest update to our site includes a move from Drupal to WordPress. This transition provides the opportunity for expanded functionality along with the addition of new content, including:

    • Location
      • Implementation of the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names for all place names
      • Specific notes on place names ex: deaths or births at villas, on moving trains, and in nearby military camps
    • Entry updates
      • Ability to include more imagery
      • Addition of under-documented historians, specifically female and African American art historians

    As the dictionary continues to evolve, we hope to add visualizations of how the different historians are interconnected; connections through institutions, birthplaces, areas of study, and more.

    We’d also like to include blog posts showing the incredible projects and publications that the Dictionary has had the privilege to inform. 

    As always, The Dictionary of Art Historians continues to accept contributions. Please submit feedback about the project, new entries, or edits to existing entries to

    By Caitlin Childers