Harvard University will be hosting Beautiful Data: A Summer Institute for Telling Stories With Open Art Collections, June 16 — June 27, 2014. Sponsored by the Getty Foundation, the institute will introduce participants to the “concepts and skills necessary to make use of open collections to develop art-historical storytelling through data visualization, interactive media, enhanced curatorial description and exhibition practice, digital publication, and data-driven, object-oriented teaching.”
The institute is intended for art historians, scholars of visual culture, and museum professionals at all career stages. Admission is on a competitive basis, and all participants will receive a stipend covering housing and travel expenses.
The Getty Foundation is also sponsoring summer institutes on digital humanities and art history at UCLA and at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media (RRCHNM) at George Mason University.