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Cataloging the Corcoran Collection: Highlights in the Department of Photographs

Emily Ann Francisco, curatorial assistant, department of modern art, and former collection management assistant, department of photographs, National Gallery of Art. Nearly 2,600 photographs from the Corcoran Gallery of Art were recently accessioned into the National Gallery of Art’s collection. These acquisitions have richly expanded the Gallery’s holdings of photographs from the 1960s to the present, as well as in photojournalism, social documentary photography, and works by groundbreaking early photographers such as Eadweard Muybridge. In this lecture held on December 17, 2018, as part of the Works in Progress Lecture Series at the National Gallery of Art, Emily Ann Francisco discusses the unique challenges of researching and cataloging this collection and provides a broad survey of its highlights.