WEISER, Barbara = Images of art in Jewish public spaces.
2549 electronic images.
Scope and Content
As of October 2007 the collection consists of 2,549 JPEG images and a Filemaker Pro file of 2 MB, occupying a total of 788.3 MB of data space. The information in the Filemaker database usually consists of several views of a work of public art, along with information on its location, date of creatio…
As of October 2007 the collection consists of 2,549 JPEG images and a Filemaker Pro file of 2 MB, occupying a total of 788.3 MB of data space. The information in the Filemaker database usually consists of several views of a work of public art, along with information on its location, date of creation, artist?s name, approximate measurements, media used, and subject description. Information thus far has been gathered from synagogues, cemeteries and Jewish community buildings, in towns and cities of all the provinces of Canada, including numerous small communities as well as the major centres. Holocaust memorials are a developing feature of this collection.The data accompanying the photographs was imported from a Filemaker database residing on the donor's computer to a similarly structured database at CJCCCNA. The initial corpus of photographs was donated in increments on 9 CDs, with some supplementary images added by email. Additional data related to the images was donated by Weiser in Excel format or in text form, both of which have now been imported to Filemaker Pro. The entire corpus of images was copied to the CJCCCNA network drive and backed up on a Master DVD.The project is ongoing, with support from the Marvin A. Drimer Foundation.
History / Biographical
Barbara Weiser has a Masters degree in Judaic Studies from Concordia. Her research consists of the study of Jewish art in synagogues and Jewish public buildings across Canada. She has donated her corpus of image material to serve as a databank at the CJCCC National Archives for the use of other researchers. It was also used as source of images for the website Canadian Jewish Museum and Archives (www.cjvma.org), which was coordinated by CJCCCNA from 2004-2010.