Sarah Quill and ARTstor announced today that they had reached an agreement to collaborate on the digitization and distribution through ARTstor of several thousand images from Sarah Quill’s unique photographic archive devoted to the architectural history of the city of Venice, Italy. For more than 30 years, Sarah Quill has been photographing the buildings and civic life of Venice. Her marvelous photographs have been reproduced in innumerable books and articles devoted to subjects ranging from the architecture of the Italian Renaissance to architectural conservation and cultural heritage policy, as well as in her own publications, including Ruskin’s Venice: The Stones Revisited. Through this agreement, ARTstor will digitize up to 10,000 slides from Sarah Quill’s unique archive.
In reaching this agreement, Sarah Quill and Max Marmor, ARTstor’s Director of Collection Development, expressed their enthusiasm in collaborating to preserve this unique archive and to make its contents available for educational and scholarly use through ARTstor. “I am delighted that the archive will be associated with this important resource” comments Sarah Quill. “Our exciting partnership with Sarah Quill represents a major milestone in ARTstor’s effort to provide a rich body of architectural history images for use by teachers, students and scholars,” adds Marmor. “No major European city has been more richly documented than the city of Venice, thanks to Sarah Quill’s epic documentation effort.”
Sarah Quill is the preeminent modern photographer and chronicler of the built environment and public spaces of Venice. She works in London and Venice, and is well-known as photographer, teacher, and scholar.