Durante la planeación de exhibiciones en el Harry Ransom Center, los curadores seleccionan los materiales que consideran más relevantes en las colecciones y que, a su vez, mejor se relacionan con los temas de cada muestra. Posteriormente los restauradores evalúan la condición física de todos los objetos seleccionados, con el fin de entender su fragilidad material, evaluar los posibles riesgos y/o requerimientos específicos para exhibirlos de forma segura, tales como la necesidad de construir soportes exactos y a la medida para libros, o establecer niveles de iluminación para fotografías. En el caso de Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World, se determinó cuáles fotografías podrían beneficiarse de algunos tratamientos de conservación.
During exhibition planning at the Harry Ransom Center, conservators assess all objects the curators have chosen for display. Conservators evaluate the condition of [Read more…] about Elliott Erwitt: Home around the lab
The Ransom Center has acquired the archive of renowned photographer Elliott Erwitt (American, b. France 1928). Caryl and Israel Englander generously donated the collection. [Read more…] about Elliott Erwitt Photography Collection donated to Ransom Center
The Ransom Center presents the exhibition Elliott Erwitt: Home Around the World from August 15, 2016, to January 1, 2017. Featuring more than 200 photographs, it is the first exhibition drawn from the extensive Elliott Erwitt Photography Collection, acquired by the Ransom Center in 2015. It is the most comprehensive examination of the internationally renowned photographer’s life and work to date.
The Harry Ransom Center has awarded more than 65 research fellowships for 2013-14.
The fellowships support research projects in the humanities that require substantial on-site use of the Center’s collections of manuscripts, rare books, film, photography, art, and performing arts materials.
The fellowship recipients, half of whom will be coming from abroad, will use Ransom Center materials to support projects with such titles as “Postirony: Countercultural Fictions from Hipster to Coolhunter,” “Elliott Erwitt: Early Work,” “Obsession: The Films of Brian De Palma,” “David Foster Wallace: The Form of His Fiction,” “Matisse’s Illustrations for Ulysses,” and “Doris Lessing’s Intuitive Style.”
“Support of scholarly research is one of the primary goals of the Ransom Center,” said Director Thomas F. Staley. “With what has become one of the largest fellowship programs of its kind, we encourage scholars from around the world to make new discoveries about the writers and artists who have shaped our culture.”
The fellowships range from one to three months in duration and provide $3,000 of support per month. Travel stipends and dissertation fellowships are also awarded.
The stipends are funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hobby Family Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, the Schusterman Center for Jewish Studies at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas at Austin Office of Graduate Studies.