BWR Project Directors
Carole Ann Fabian
Director, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library
BWR Advisory Council Membership
Head, Digital Art History Access
Getty Research Institute
For two decades, Baca has worked on the development of the Getty vocabulary databases–Art & Architecture Thesaurus®, Union List of Artist Names®, and the Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names®. Baca also serves as adjunct faculty member in the Department of Information Studies at UCLA. Her publications as editor include Introduction to Art Image Access: Issues, Tools, Standards, Strategies and Introduction to Metadata. She was a member of the Visual Resources Association editorial team that wrote Cataloging Cultural Objects: a Guide to Describing Cultural Works and Their Images. She has taught and lectured widely throughout North and South America, Europe, and Asia.
The Philip Johnson Chief Curator of Architecture and Design
Museum of Modern Art &
Professor, Department of Art History and Archeology
Bergdoll has organized, curated, and consulted on many landmark exhibitions of 19th and 20th-century architecture at MoMA including, Building Collections: Recent Acquisitions of Architecture; Rising Currents: Projects for New York’s Waterfront; and Home Delivery: Fabricating the Modern Dwelling. Bergdoll has also curated numerous shows outside of MoMA, including Les Vaudoyer: Une Dynastie d’Architectes at Musée D’Orsay, and Ste. Geneviève/Pantheon; Symbol of Revolutions at the Canadian Centre for Architecture. Additionally, Bergdoll is author or editor of numerous publications including, Bauhaus 1919-1933: Workshops for Modernity, and European Architecture 1750-1890, which is part of the Oxford History of Art series. Bergdoll also served as President of the Society of Architectural Historians from 2006 to 2008.
Head of Digital Media
The Courtauld Institute of Art
Sheila Blair & Jonathan Bloom
Blair and Bloom share the Norma Jean Calderwood University Professorship of Islamic and Asian Art, Boston College & The Hamad bin Khalifa Endowed Chair in Islamic Art, Virginia Commonwealth University.
Blair’s special interests are the uses of writing and the arts of the Mongol period. Her eleventh book, Islamic Calligraphy, published in 2006, won the World Book of the Year prize from the Islamic Republic of Iran in 2008. This past January she gave the Biennial Yarshater Lectures on Iranian Art in London, which addressed the arts of medieval Iran.
Bloom is the author, co-author, or editor of a dozen books and hundreds of articles on many aspects of Islamic art, ranging from encyclopedias and general surveys to specialized studies. His books have been translated into Arabic, French, Greek, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Russian and Turkish. Bloom’s most recent publications include the three-volume Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art and Architecture and Rivers of Paradise: Water in Islamic Art and Culture. He is currently working on 2-hour PBS television documentary about Islamic art.
Kakugyo S. Chiku
Professor, Department of Architecture
College of Environmental Engineering and Architecture
Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Director, Kanazawa Institute of Technology Library Center
Director, Research Institute for Architectural Archives
Chiku was elected to the position of Director of the Japan Institute of Architects-Kanazawa Institute of Technology Architectural Archives in 2007. In 2008 he was also elected to the position of Director of the University Research Institute for Architectural Archives. Chiku founded the International Roundtable on Library and Information Science, and has been an organizer of the Roundtable for more than a decade. In 2004, he was the recipient of Library Support Forum Award in Japan. Among his most recent publications is a translation of History of Architectural Theory: from Vitruvius to the Present by Hanno-Walter Kruft.
Aaron Straup Cope
Near Future Laboratory
Straup Cope is Canadian by birth, American by descent, North American by experience et Montréalais au fond. Aaron was a senior engineer at Flickr, focusing on mobile and geo/mapping related tools, before leaving to join Stamen in 2009. Once upon a time, he was still a practicing painter. Aaron does not normally speak in the third person and by all accounts “there’s flesh under all that RDF-talk.” Aaron blogs at http://aaronland.info/, posts photos on flickr, presented Buckets and Vessels at Museums and the Web 2010, and is the author of http://prettymaps.stamen.com/.
Getty Research Institute
Farneth oversees a division that includes special collections management (including architectural drawings, project records, and models), cataloging, conservation, digital services, registrar’s office, the Getty vocabularies, and the Getty Institutional Archives. He is the author of the Institutional Records and Archives entry in the new Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, serves on the standing committee of IFLA’s Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, and represents the Getty on the OCLC Research Library Partnership. Current research interests include the digitization of cultural materials and the archival management and preservation of electronic records. Before joining the Getty Farneth developed archival programs for the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music and the Dia Art Foundation, both in New York City. He has also published two documentary books with Overlook Press.
Institute for Museum Research, Berlin
Hagedorn-Saupe studied mathematics, sociology, psychology, and adult education at Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Kings College London, and the Freie Universität Berlin. Since 1994, she has served as Head of the Visitor-Related Museum Research and Museum Statistics Department at the Institut for Museum Research, where she also serves as the Deputy Director. Since 1997 she has chaired the Special Interest Group on Documentation (Fachgruppe Dokumentation) for the German Museums Association e.V. She also serves as a board member of the German Museum Association and represents ICOM-Europe at the EUROPEANA-Foundation. Since 2006 she has held the position as Honorary Professor at the University of Applied Science HTW in Berlin where she teaches museology.
Director, Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities
Professor, Landscape Architecture, Architecture, Art History, and History
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Harris is author of The Nature of Authority: Villa Culture, Landscape, and Representation in Eighteenth-Century Lombardy, and of Maybeck’s Landscapes: Drawing in Nature. Additionally, Harris is a co-editor of Villas and Gardens in Early Modern Italy and France, and Sites Unseen: Landscape and Vision. Harris is currently President of the Society of Architectural Historians, and she serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Resources Archive, a major digital humanities project. In 2006 Harris was the recipient of the Iris Foundation Award for outstanding scholarly contributions in the history of art, decorative arts, and cultural history.
James Quo-Ping Lin
Senior Researcher &
Deputy Chief of the Education, Exhibition, and Information Service Division
National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan
As Deputy Chief, Lin is responsible for organizing and developing 3 national programs—Digital Archives, Digital Museum, and Digital Learning—all which promote the use of advanced technologies by the museum. He is also the Secretary General of the Chinese Association of Museums and Vice President of the Museum Computer Network-Taiwan where he plays an important role in international exchange and cooperation. Prior to this, Lin served as departmental chair and director of the computer center in the Department of Information Management at Huafan University, where both his teaching and research focused on information management systems.
Sir Banister Fletcher Director
British Architectural Library
Royal Institute of British Architects
Murray is responsible for both the direction and development of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) research collections which number over four million items, as well as for the advancement of the constituent units at RIBA and the Victoria and Albert Museum. Her earlier professional experience was as a curator, archivist, librarian and lecturer at McGill University and at the National Library and Archives of Canada. As an architectural historian, she specializes in the history of Modernism. Murray is author of several books including Le Corbusier and Britain and Karel Teige: Modern Architecture in Czechoslovakia.
VP for Collections Management, Imaging &
Art Institute of Chicago
In his dual roles at the Art Institute of Chicago, Quigley oversees the care of the physical collection, imaging documentation systems, and all of the museum’s information technology projects including all art-related digital publications. Quigley’s previous professional positions include, Manager of Collections Information at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Director of Collections at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; and Director of Digital Information and Technology at the Harvard University Art Museums. Quigley has written extensively and lectured nationally and internationally on digital-asset acquisition and museum automation, and he has served—most recently as president—for six years on the board of directors of the Museum Computer Network.
Society of Architectural Historians and
Charnley-Persky House Museum Foundation
Leiter der Bibliothek/Direttore della biblioteca
Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florenz
Simane studied art history, archaeology and the Common Philosophy at the University of Vienna and received both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg. He served as a Research Associate at the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Germany from 1991-1994. He later attended the University for Applied Sciences (Göttingen/Frankfurt am Main) and graduated with an M.S. in scientific librarianship. Since 1996 he has served as head librarian at the Kunsthistorisches Institut in Florence-Max Planck Institute. Simane is a member of the Steering committee of the International Project at artlibraries.net–a virtual catalogue for art history. Since 2009 he has served as chair of the Standing Committee of the Art Libraries Section of International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions.
Center for Art & Archeology
American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon, Haryana, India
As Academic Director, Sinha is actively engaged in numerous research and field documentation programs sponsored by the American Institute of Indian Studies. Sinha also serves as Head of Center for Art & Archeology’s Photo-Archives—a collection of over 150,000 images of monuments and museum collections throughout South Asia. Sinha is a member of the Expert Group Committee of the National Digital Preservation Program of the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for the Indian government. She also leads the documentation and metadata preparation program for the Indian government’s National Mission on Monuments and Antiquities on behalf of the CAA.
John H. Stubbs
Senior Professor of Preservation Practice
Director, Masters on Preservation Studies
Tulane School of Architecture
Stubbs is Senior Professor of Architectural Preservation Practice and Director of the Masters in Preservation Studies Program at the Tulane School of Architecture in New Orleans, Louisiana. He assumed his present position in July 2011 after over three decades of architectural conservation practice in New York that included serving as Vice President for Field Projects for the World Monuments Fund and as adjunct Associate Professor of Preservation in Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Since 1990 Stubbs has led a research effort documenting the history, parameters, theories, and practice of architectural conservation in all parts of the world, a publishing project described at www.conservebuiltworld.com.
Waibel oversees the development and implementation of the Smithsonian’s strategic plan, Creating a Digital Smithsonian. Prior to this current position Waibel was a Program Officer for OCLC’s Research Libraries Group where he headed several projects, including the Museum Data Exchange which created tools and behavior models for data sharing among museums. He has taught as an adjunct in the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University, and currently teaches for the School of Library and Information Science at the Catholic University of America. Previously, he was Digital Media Developer at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive.
Director, Frances Loeb Library &
Assistant Dean for Information Services
Harvard University Graduate School of Design
In her position as Assistant Dean, Whiteside is particularly interested in expanding the use of Loeb’s digital resources and works closely with scholars and academics in the development of the digital collection, as well as the use of technology in both teaching and research. Whiteside is a co-editor of Cataloging Cultural Objects: A Guide to Describing Works and their Images, and serves as Project Director of Society of Architectural Historians Architecture Resources Archive. Previous positions include Head of MIT’s Rotch Library of Architecture and Planning, and Director of the Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library at the University of Virginia. Whiteside has lectured and written extensively on visual resources, content management, and scholarly communication.