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heidICON-Pool 'EXC Priya Paul'

Pool name „EXC Priya Paul” (Exzellenzcluster „Asia and Europe in a Global Context”)
Institution Cluster Asia and Europe
Karl Jaspers Centre
Voßstrasse 2, Building 4400
69115 Heidelberg
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Content The Priya Paul Collection of Popular Arts contains over 4.200 images of Indian popular culture from the late 19th and early 20th century. A large part of the collection consists of old posters, calendars, postcards, commercial advertisements, textile labels and cinema posters. This is one of the finest archives of such ephemera in India. Priya Paul has opened her collection for digitization to the Cluster “Asia and Europe in a Global Context”. In cooperation with the digital network “Tasveer Ghar – A House of Pictures” and the Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) the digitized material was uploaded into the image database and enhanced with metadata.
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Characteristics / specifics This private collection was made available to all members of Heidelberg University. The images are being further annotated by local and international experts. In addition, the material is intensively used for research, among the first results is a series of visual essays published on “Tasveerghar – House of Pictures”. They will be included in a printed volume published by Yoda Press, New Delhi.
Search tips Metadata includes subjects from controlled vocabularies and descriptions in English. Furthermore, the images will be combined by various aspects into image itineraries (“associated images”).
Use the pool “EXC Priya Paul” to search the whole collection. In addition it is possible to search for both, details and full views of the images which are divided into separate sub-pools: “EXC Priya Paul Details” and “EXC Priya Paul Whole Images”.
Quantity ca. 4,240 image records (06/2016)
Access World-wide via guest access
Contact Project Coordination: Christiane Brosius, Sumathi Ramaswamy (Duke University), Yousuf Saeed (Tasveer Ghar, New Delhi)
Contact: Matthias Arnold
A project of Heidelberg Research Architecture (HRA) at the Cluster of Excellence „Asia and Europe in a Global Context”.
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