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  • A Quick Guide to CAA’s Quick Guide to “Best Practices in Fair Use”

    CAA just put out a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts. The content is relevant to all art historians, since it engages the use of images in publication and teaching. Since I am perhaps more given to reading legal jargon than some (my dad is an attorney, and I grew […]

  • What’s New with the MC

    I’m writing this before we know whether Punxatawaney Phil or Staten Island Chuck will predict more winter or early spring, but either way, we Collectivists have some exciting new stuff planned for this semester.

  • Surface and Substance

    Sometimes an apparently imminent death sparks a heightened interest in what, exactly, is being lost. A guest post from Kerr Houston.

From the Manifesto

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