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Computers and the History of Art

CHArt was established in 1985 by art and design historians who happened also to be computer enthusiasts. Initially a forum for the exchange of ideas between people who were using computers in their research, the largely academic membership was soon augmented by members from museums and art galleries, as well as individuals involved in the management of the visual and textual archives and libraries relevant to the subject.

CHArt is a society open to all who have an interest in the application of computers to the study of art and design. We hold an annual conference and publish the conference proceedings, run an email discussion list and keep in contact with our members through a newsletter. You will find further details of all our publications and activities on this website.

Notice: CHArt conference
The CHArt committee has decided with reluctance that the priority in 2013 has to be on publishing previous papers rather than organizing a conference. With the limited resources at CHArt’s disposal it is difficult to both catch up on a publishing backlog and simultaneously add to the challenge by inviting another tranche of papers. Please be assured that we intend to revert to business as normal in 2014.

CHArt's activities

How to become a member of CHArt

CHArt's publications



CHArt's annual conferences - read abstracts of papers from our recent conferences.

CHArt's email discussion list (Joining instructions & message archives)

Electronic CHArt: Teaching, Images, Internet - CHArt's first online project.

The World Wide Web Virtual Library: History of Art

The CHArt Committee

CHArt contacts

This site was last updated on 22 November 2013
To contribute information or to report any problems, email information@chart.ac.uk
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