ARTstor is collaborating with Columbia University to create 2,000 digital images of architecture in Japan. The Visual Media Center (VMC) in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at Columbia University will contribute approximately 2,000 still photographs and 200 QuickTime Virtual Reality (QTVR) panoramas of traditional and contemporary architecture in Japan to the Digital Library. With support from ARTstor, VMC staff conducted a photographic campaign in June 2010 and created extensive visual documentation of modern and contemporary architecture in Tokyo, as well as pre-modern temples, shrines, and residences in Nara and Kyoto. These photographs and QTVR files of Japanese architecture join the 1,280 panoramas depicting monuments of world architecture already available in the Digital Library.

The Visual Media Center (VMC) at Columbia University’s Department of Art History and Archaeology explores material culture, vision, media, and pedagogy in the broadest sense to connect faculty research and student learning through the creative application of technology.

For more detailed information about this collection, visit the QTVR Panoramas of World Architecture (Columbia University) collection page.

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