Collecting and iconography: On art's means and media-introduction

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In this second part of our tribute to Helene E. Roberts (the first published in Visual Resources 26, no. 3), authors explore collecting and iconography, subjects to which Roberts contributed extensively through her scholarship, innovative ways of reexamining conventional or traditional topics like iconography, and through her work as a librarian and archivist. Authors in their essays examine how historically inflected and even invented iconographies can be, exemplified in Roberts' own studies of iconography, and the ways collecting served to enhance personal and public cultural values and national identities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-17
Number of pages5
JournalVisual Resources
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2011


  • American Civil War
  • Collecting
  • Homer, Winslow (1836-1910)
  • Iconography
  • Images of Slavery
  • Museology
  • Paton, Joseph Noel (1821-1901)
  • Russian Museums
  • Schreiber, Charlotte Bertie Guest (1812-1895)
  • Vasari, Giorgio (1511-1574)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
  • Museology


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