The Center for Digital Initiatives at Brown University has created another delightful digital collection in The Minassian Collection of miniature paintings from the estate of Mrs. Adrienne Minassian. The project came out of the work of Alanna Benham, a Brown alumna, who first presented her own work as a searchable database of Persian and Islamic miniatures. First-time visitors will want to read the two essays authored by Benham, "The Production of Miniature Painting" and "An Art Historical Examination of Indo-Persian History". They provide a nice bit of background to these fascinating pieces of art, and afterwards, visitors can browse through the items here by thematic categories such as image content and technique. Additionally, visitors can view a detailed bibliography and learn a bit about the history of the Minassian Collection here as well.


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