The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation audiovisual materials collection documents many different aspects of the Barnes Foundation. The bulk of the materials pertains to the Great French Paintings tour, in which select masterpieces from the Barnes Foundation collection went on tour from 1993-1995 while the gallery building in Merion was renovated. The collection also contains copies of radio talks given by Dr. Albert C. Barnes in 1936 and 1942, interviews with various persons associated with the Foundation, and a documentary made about Dr. Barnes entitled Citizen Barnes. Some "home videos" from the 1990s document events at the Barnes Foundation, and there is also a small amount of material relating to various Foundation legal cases
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Barnes Foundation - Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections
The Photograph Collection is comprised of albumen prints, glass negatives, silver gelatin prints, lantern slides, acetate and polyester film negatives, copy negatives, and copy prints. The collection contains both formal and informal photographs of the institutions founder, Albert C. Barnes, the many people historically associated with the Foundation, including photographs of their dogs, and photographs of the exteriors and interiors of the Barnes Foundations buildings in Merion and at KerFeal in Chester County. The collection also holds hundreds of prints depicting the Foundations vast art collection, both individual art works and the wall ensembles in the Gallery, as well as photographs capturing the everchanging living collection in the Arboretum of the Barnes Foundation