Barnes Foundation audiovisual materials collection, 1936-2005, bulk 1992-1995

Barnes Foundation


3.5. linear feet.
Arranged chronologically, and then alphabetically.
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.
Dr. Albert C. Barnes established the Barnes Foundation in 1922 to "promote the advancement of education and the appreciation of the fine arts." After his death in 1951, the Foundation continued to carry out the program of classes in art appreciation and horticulture established during Barnes's lifetime, and also began a program of public visitation in 1961. The Barnes Foundation houses a world-renowned collection of Impressionist, Post-Impressionist, and early Modern paintings, African artworks, and early American decorative arts and crafts. From 1993-1995, selections from the art collection were included in the notable "Great French Paintings of the Barnes Foundation" tour.
This collection is open for research to qualified researchers by appointment only. Please contact the Archives, Libraries, and Special Collections Department for information on access and research Please note that this collection has been processed at a minimum level, and technical metadata may be lacking or incomplete. The Barnes Foundation Archives may not necessarily possess the necessary hardware to play all items.
Cite as: Barnes Foundation Audiovisual Materials Collection. The Barnes Foundation Archives, Merion, Pennsylvania.
The Barnes Foundation audiovisual materials are the physical property of the Barnes Foundation Archives. The Foundation holds literary rights only for material created by staff of the Foundation and material given to the Foundation with such rights specifically assigned. For all other material, intellectual property rights, including copyright, belong to the creators or their legal heirs and assigns. Researchers are responsible for determining the identity of rights holders and obtaining their permission for publication and for other purposes where stated.
This collection is mainly in English, with some materials in French and Japanese.
Finding aid available online, full box list in repository.

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