29 September 2008

Concordia Launches Canadian Women Artists' Database - The first of its kind in the country

MONTREAL, Sept. 29 /CNW Telbec/ - Concordia University is proud to announce the launch of the Canadian Women's Artists History Initiative. This initiative establishes, for the first time in Canada, a centralized, publicly accessible, online database of Canadian women artists. Other projects from the Initiative include a documentation centre and fostering of scholarship on the subject.

This kind of archive has long existed in countries such as the
United States, Australia and the U.K., but never before in Canada. 200 entries have already been completed in the online database. Each entry provides biographical information, major sources for research materials and a detailed bibliography of texts and writings about the artist.

The initiative will officially launch during the inaugural conference of
the Canadian Women Artists History Initiative. Connections will take place from October 2 -4, 2008 in the Engineering, Computer Science and Visual Arts Integrated Complex (1515 Ste. Catherine St. West).

For further information: on the Database or the conference, please visit