A new nonprofit e-journal and multi-faceted resource center, Americana Insights, was launched today by Jane Katcher, Americana and American folk art collector, in collaboration with David A. Schorsch, a leading authority on American antiques and folk art. The digital publication is supported by a distinguished advisory board of museum and art-world professionals and edited by independent scholar, author, and curator Robert Shaw.
Through richly illustrated content in both short-form and essays, Americana Insights aims to inspire, extend, and enhance appreciation and knowledge of traditional American folk art and Americana from the Colonial era to the early 20th century. It is designed to engage new and longtime collectors, students, scholars, curators, writers, art and American history enthusiasts, and the general public, among other audiences. The publication maintains relationships and affiliations with scholars and institutions whose activities align with its mission.
Free access is provided commercial-free to make new research and related information widely available. The site also offers information about exhibitions, symposia, and special events across the country presenting and interpreting this material. Further, a widget feature provides enhanced accessibility in compliance with ADA guidelines for websites. All the essays are presented in both scrolling and book view formats, and printable pdfs of the scrolling pages will soon be added to the site.
For more information, see americanainsights.org.
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