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Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive

The 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition forever changed Balboa Park and helped put San Diego on the map. The Digital Archive project is...read more
Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive

The 1915-1916 Panama-California Exposition forever changed Balboa Park and helped put San Diego on the map. The Digital Archive project is preserving important and everyday details of that Exposition for the benefit of the public and for the use of researchers. We invite you to contribute to this on-line Digital Archive. Preserve your family\u2019s souvenirs, documents, and photos for posterity and share them with others through our web site.

We are seeking items from 1909-1918 during the planning and execution of the Exposition and during Balboa Park \u2019s occupation by the military in 1917-1918. We prefer high-resolution images and will be happy to scan or photograph your material while you wait and return the original items to you, along with digital copies.

The Panama-California Exposition Digital Archive is sponsored by members of the Balboa Park Alliance (The Committee of One Hundred, the Balboa Park Trust at the San Diego Foundation, and the Friends of Balboa Park). The project is managed by The Committee of One Hundred.

To contact us or submit material by email: archive@c100.org

For more information, visit http://www.C100.org
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Located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, Mingei International Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world. A non-profit in­stitution funded by...read more

Located in San Diego’s Balboa Park, Mingei International Museum collects, preserves, and exhibits folk art, craft and design from all eras and cultures of the world. A non-profit in­stitution funded by admission, individuals, and community support, the museum offers in­spiring exhibitions and diverse educational programs to more than 100,000 visitors a year. Institutional support for Mingei International Museum is provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture.

 

Collection

Currently the museum's permanent collections comprise over 21,500 objects from over 141 countries including textiles, pottery, metalwork, adornment, baskets, furniture, dolls, toys and ritual objects. This art shares a direct simplicity and reflects a joy in making, by hand, useful objects of timeless beauty that are satisfying to the human spirit.

 

Image Requests

Requests for reproduction must be made for objects in Mingei International Museum’s collection. To purchase high-resolution images, please contact Kristi Ehrig-Burgess at 619-704-7532 or library@mingei.org

 

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The Museum of Photographic Arts was founded on May 1, 1983, in historic Balboa Park as one of the first museum facilities in the United States designed exclusively to collect and present the world’s finest...read more

The Museum of Photographic Arts was founded on May 1, 1983, in historic Balboa Park as one of the first museum facilities in the United States designed exclusively to collect and present the world’s finest examples of photographic art.

 

Collection
MOPA’s Photography Collection of nearly 7,000 works of art spans the history of lens-based media from the early camera lucida drawings of John Herschel to contemporary digital images. The Photography Collection includes the broadest representation of photographic processes from daguerreotypes and salt prints, to gelatin silver prints and digital pigment prints. The Photography Collection represents works from around the world, including works from Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

 

It should be specifically noted that artists or designated assignors may retain copyright or other intellectual property rights to the photographs and other material in the Collections of the Museum of Photographic Arts, which are protected under the laws of various counties and applicable international treaties. The Museum of Photographic Arts respects the intellectual property rights held by others.

 

Image Requests
If you would like to reproduce an image from the Photography Collection of the Museum of Photographic Arts, you will need to obtain written permission in advance. Permission may be granted under a license agreement for purposes indicated in writing by the user and agreed upon by the museum. Conditions governing the use of such reproductions are specified in this contractual license agreement, which is generated by MOPA and is to be signed by both the user and a representative of the museum. A fee may apply. For more information, please contact the Rights & Reproductions Coordinator.

 

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For over 50 years the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM), has preserved the aviation heritage of San Diego and the world, through a unique collection documenting the history of aviation from the dawn of flight...read more

For over 50 years the San Diego Air & Space Museum (SDASM), has preserved the aviation heritage of San Diego and the world, through a unique collection documenting the history of aviation from the dawn of flight to space exploration. Established in 1961, SDASM is one of the largest aviation museums in the nation, housing the third largest aerospace library and archives. The museum showcases the history of and contributions to society provided by the development and advancement of air and space technology. The museum experience provides a means for the public to gain a greater understanding of current and projected aerospace efforts that play such a key role in the national economy, our position in a technical and competitive world, and mankind’s future exploration.

 

Collection
The museum’s library & archives houses one of the most significant collections of aerospace-related research materials in the world. Materials in the library & archives collections exist in a variety of formats, including books, periodicals, films and videos, manuals, drawings, and more. Many of these collections may be searched on the museum’s online catalog, AeroCat, and a portion of the museum’s extensive photograph collection, consisting of over 2 million images, is available on Flickr.com. In addition, several hundred digitized films and videos can be found on the Museum’s YouTube.com channel.

 

Image Requests
To request images or videos for purchase please visit the SDASM website and then contact us at 619-234-8291 x125, or nchase@sdasm.org. The museum charges licensing fees for commercial use of these images, which helps fund ongoing efforts to care for the collection.

 

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The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest, and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually. Located in the heart of beautiful...read more

The San Diego Museum of Art, the region’s oldest, largest, and most visited art museum, provides a rich and diverse cultural experience for almost 250,000 visitors annually. Located in the heart of beautiful Balboa Park, the Museum’s internationally renowned permanent collection includes Spanish and Italian Old Masters, South Asian paintings, and 19th- and 20th-century American paintings and sculptures.

 

In addition, the Museum regularly features major exhibitions from around the world, as well as an extensive year-round schedule of supporting cultural and educational programs for children and adults. Exhibition text can be read in English and Spanish. The Museum’s research library offers access to an extensive collection of art historical publications.

Collection

 

The San Diego Museum of Art’s collections are all encompassing, with objects from across the globe, and ranging in date from 5,000 B.C. to the present. Perhaps best known for its Italian and Spanish Old Master paintings, the Museum holds a broad collection of European, American, Latin American, and Asian Art.

 

The Museum of Art’s collection of European art ranges from Old Master paintings and Impressionism to art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Italian Renaissance art forms one key component and includes works by major artists including Giotto, Fra Angelico, and Giorgione, while the Museum’s collection of Spanish art is world famous, with masterpieces by El Greco, Sánchez Cotán, Zurbarán, Goya, and Sorolla among its highlights. A small group of Northern Baroque paintings and Italian eighteenth-century work is well represented as well. The Museum also boasts a firm collection of modern art, with works by masters working in Europe and Latin America in the twentieth century, including Matisse, Dalí, Magritte, Rivera, Tamayo, Miró, Calder, Moore, and Hepworth.

 

The American collection has flourished since the institution’s founding. In addition to paintings and decorative arts dating back to the colonial era, the collection features works by Durand, Cassatt, Inness, Eakins, and Chase. Works by O'Keeffe, artists of the Ashcan School, and by modernists Dove and Avery are just a few of the highlights from the Museum's collection of early twentieth-century American art.

 

The Museum’s strong collection of Asian art includes a wide range of objects, from Japanese woodblock prints, Korean Celadon, and Chinese ceramics, to a world-class collection of South Asian paintings from the encyclopedic collection of Edwin Binney 3rd.

 

Recently, the Museum has made significant acquisitions of contemporary art and photography, art from Africa, Oceania, and the indigenous peoples of the Americas – areas not traditionally collected by the Museum. Through its collections, programs, and exhibitions, the institution has a strong commitment to build those important areas of the collection and to provide a bridge between the new areas of focus and existing collection strengths.

 

 

Image Requests
Please contact cwoodall@sdmart.org.

 

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The San Diego Museum of Man provides visitors with the opportunity to explore new perspectives through dynamic, ever-changing exhibits from around the world. Established in 1915, the museum’s permanent...read more

The San Diego Museum of Man provides visitors with the opportunity to explore new perspectives through dynamic, ever-changing exhibits from around the world. Established in 1915, the museum’s permanent collections provide a vibrant counterpoint to the travelling exhibits and include Mayan stelae, authentic Egyptian mummies, an exploration of human evolution, and a children’s discovery center. Our mission is to inspire human connections by exploring the human experience - we do this by sharing unique points of view and encouraging visitors to reflect on the world and their place in it.

 

Collection
The Museum of Man’s Photograph Collection includes over 25,000 images taken from before 1890 through the mid-1900s depicting the history of San Diego and the surrounding area. A large portion of the images reveal a comprehensive pictorial study of life in the greater San Diego area, ranging from early contact with Native Americans up through the Panama-California Exposition and development of Balboa Park. The remaining photograph collection portrays the history and customs of various cultures worldwide. The photograph and artifact collections help to make the Museum a premier resource for scholars of anthropology and archaeology.

 

Image Requests
To request images for purchase please contact SDMOM at 619-239-2001 x48, or rlongacre@museumofman.org. The museum charges licensing fees for commercial use of these images, which helps fund ongoing efforts to care for the collection.

 

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Established in 1874, the San Diego Natural History Museum is one of California’s oldest and most respected cultural and science institutions. The museum's mission is to interpret the natural world through...read more

Established in 1874, the San Diego Natural History Museum is one of California’s oldest and most respected cultural and science institutions. The museum's mission is to interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits; to promote understanding of the evolution & diversity of Southern California and the peninsula of Baja California; and to inspire in all a respect for nature and the environment. The museum serves more than 500,000 visitors each year, including 160,000+ children, adults & students who participate in educational programs and events.

 

Collection
The extensive scientific collections of the museum, currently numbered at 7.3 million specimens, represent a permanent record of our natural heritage. They contain materials that support the research of many scientific disciplines, including those working to define and preserve biodiversity & monitor global change. These include specimens from the Entomology, Herpetology, Birds and Mammals, Botany, Paleontology, Mineralogy, and Marine Invertebrates collections, as well as the collection of the Research Library. Many of these specimens were collected in Southern California and Baja California, and a significant number of them date to the 1800s. Scientific collections are a continuing investment by society in the effort to understand the natural world. In the face of disappearing habitats, species extinctions, and the destruction of geological and paleontological sites, the specimens in the museum's collections have become nonrenewable resources.

 

Image Requests
Anyone wishing to use any of these images for commercial use or publication must first request permission by contacting Margaret Dykens, Registrar & Director of Research Library, via email at collections@sdnhm.org or by phone, 619-255-0225. The image request form is available online.

 

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The Timken Museum of Art preserves the Putnam Foundation Collection of European and American art for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego area residents and visitors. The museum...read more

The Timken Museum of Art preserves the Putnam Foundation Collection of European and American art for the education and benefit of present and future generations of San Diego area residents and visitors. The museum celebrates the important role of art as a way of enriching the lives and nurturing the creative spirit in all of us.

 

Collection
The world-class Putnam Foundation Collection is on permanent display in the Timken Museum of Art. European old master paintings, Russian icons and American art constitute the primary focus of the collection.

The Putnam Collection's European paintings span nearly 600 years of Western art from early Italian altarpieces to mid-nineteenth century French landscape painting. The collection includes fine examples of French, Dutch, Flemish, and Italian painting. A featured highlight is San Diego's only painting by the great Dutch artist Rembrandt Harmensz van Rijn.

The American collection is noted for its choice selection of paintings. Among its celebrated masterworks are paintings by John Singleton Copley and Eastman Johnson.

Russian icons from the Moscow and Novgorad schools, the oldest dating to the fifteenth century, are on view in a special gallery. A late bronze sculpture of Mercury by the famed sculptor Giambologna graces the center of the rotunda, which is adorned with French seventeenth century tapestries from the Stories of Queen Artemisia series.

 

Image Requests
To license images for reproduction, please email info@timkenmuseum.org

 

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