Photo library

The CESCM photo library is composed by an iconographical fund of 160,000 shots dedicated to roman art and of ROMANE, a database of texts and digital images.

Composition of the team :

Aurélia Bolot-de Moussac: manager of the photo library and of the database ROMANE

Carolina Sarrade: Engineer in the analysis of sources, archeograph

The Creation and the origins of the fund

From its creation just after 1955, the first purpose of the photo library was based on a principle valued by its founders: the provision of an iconographic collection dedicated to roman art for medieval civilization teachers, researchers and students. The present collection, in constant development, covers the whole of Western Europe, in the areas of architecture, sculpture, murals as well as in manuscripts, goldsmith’s trade, stained-glass windows …

The collection and the digital resources

The CESCM photo library accommodates a collection of more than 160,000 documents.

ROMANE, a database of texts and digital images, developed in the photo library, now offers 12,000 notes and 25,000 digital images.

ROMANE, a database of texts and digital images, developed in the photo library, now offers 12,000 notes and 25,000 digital images.

The TIMEL, an online Thesaurus of Medieval Images is a tool created by the Center of Higher Education in medieval civilisation (CESCM) and the Group of historical anthropology of the Medieval West (GAHOM).

The different bases

Over 100,000 shots in black and white, French and foreign, in various formats

Over 40,000 slides in colour and in black and white, 500 glass plates, 540 plans

A digital collection

The activities

The management, conservation, scientific valorisation, relating with the other researchers, and the diffusion of the collection compose the main activities of the work led in the photo library.

The partnerships

Collaboration with various programs and partnerships of the CESCM : Menestrel, Laboratory SIC (characterisation of images by colour texture and form, indexation and interrogation by the contents), roman art workshop (Poitou-Charentes region), GIS (Group of Scientific Interest), GAHOM (Group of historical anthropology of Medieval Occident, School of Higher Studies in social sciences-CNRS), University of Strasbourg, University of Grenoble (PREALP), University of Barcelona, IRHT, Museum of French monuments, National Museum of Catalan art, CFEETK (Karnack).

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