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Dear Reader,

(including all its subsidiary (and/or sister) pages on "coombs.anu.edu.au" server) has permanently ceased its publishing operations on Friday 21st January 2011.

All of the online resources reported here have been thoroughly checked at the time of their listing. However, it is possible that, with the with the passage of time, many of the originally reported materials might have been removed from the Internet, or changed their online address, or varied the scope and quality of their contents.

Fortunately, in several cases it is possible to access many of the older versions of the resources listed in the MONITOR. This can be easily done via the free services of the "The Internet Archive" http://web.archive.org/, a remarkable brainchild of Brewster Kahle, San Francisco, CA.

- with warm regards -

Editor, Dr T. Matthew Ciolek.

Canberra, 21 January 2011.

20 August 2010

Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art, U. of Oxford

20 Aug 2010

The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Oxford, Oxford, UK.

"The Yousef Jameel Centre for Islamic and Asian Art provides online access to the Ashmolean Museum's Eastern Art department collections. As part of the University of Oxford, the collections hold particular value for teaching and research, but they also appeal to visitors who may not be as familiar with the material. This project aims to open up the collections and enable everyone to find what they are interested in; whether for research, artistic inspiration or general curiosity.
Project Focus: Eastern Art Online is designed to provide layers of information about the objects and the stories they tell. High quality images and up-to-date information for the objects are a priority and there is an extensive, ongoing programme dedicated to this. As much as possible the Centre avoids duplication of information that already exists online, choosing instead to link to and reference other resources in related areas, while specialising in the unique areas of our collections.
Project Scope: The Ashmolean [http://www.ashmolean.org/] reopened its doors in November 2009 following an extensive redevelopment."

Site contents:
* Welcome;
* The Project (About the project, What next?, Yousef Jameel, Project team, Acknowledgements, Contact us);
* Collection (# Overview, # About, # Highlights [an interactive timeline 3000 BC - 2000 AD with links to key specimens of Sculpture, Ceramics, Textiles, Paintings, Other], # Browse [over 1500 objects to browse online], # Galleries [Textiles gallery, China 3000 BC-AD 800 gallery, India 2500 BC-AD 600 gallery, India 600-1900 gallery, Islamic Middle East gallery, Mughal India 1500-1900 gallery, Royal elephants from Mughal India (until 26th September 2010), Japan 1600-1850 gallery, Japan from 1850 gallery], # Collection Trails [** Creativity & Craftsmanship: Islamic Ceramics trail, Meiji Arts trail, ** Artists & Collectors: Gerald Reitlinger (1900-1978), Sir Alan Barlow (1881-1968), Sir Herbert Ingram (1875-1958), Miyagawa (Makuzu) Kozan (1842-1916), ** Collections & Archives: Beattie Archive, Creswell Archive, Newberry Collection], # Publications Online (** Early Himalayan Art by Amy Heller, ** Embroideries and Samplers from Islamic Egypt by Marianne Ellis, ** Islamic Ceramics by James Allan], # Search Collection [Simple / Advanced Search]);
* What's On (Exhibitions, Events, News);
* Visiting (Opening Times, Location, Gallery Closures, Access, Eating, Shopping, Floor Plan, Contact Us);
* Education;
* Services (Venue hire, Publications, Picture Library, Print on Demand, Commercial filming);
* Shop (online shop).

URL http://www.jameelcentre.ashmolean.org/

Internet Archive (web.archive.org) [the site was not archived at the time of this abstract]

Link reported by: T. Matthew Ciolek (tmciolek--at--coombs.anu.edu.au)

* Resource type [news - documents - study - corporate info. - online guide]:
Documents / Study/ Corporate info.
* Publisher [academic - business - government - library/museum - NGO - other]:
* Scholarly usefulness [essential - v.useful - useful - interesting - marginal]:
V. Useful
* External links to the resource [over 3,000 - under 3,000 - under 1,000
- under 300 - under 100 - under 30]: under 30

Please note that the above details were correct on the day of their publication. To suggest an update, please email the site's editor at tmciolek@ciolek.com