Angelica was launched in 1984 as a place for faculty and students in the Art and Art History Department and other humanities programs to deposit, research and find digital images for teaching, comparative studies and presentations. In keeping with the informal tradition of naming such databases after women in the arts, Angelica was named in honor of Angelica Kauffmann (1741-1807), Swiss artist and a founder of the Royal Academy in London.
Angelica now holds more than 50,000 digital images of both famous and lesser-known works of art and more than 155,000 accompanying text records. These images and descriptions are available to all Georgetown students, faculty and staff with a NetID for scholarly purposes.
The new migration of Angelica’s content to DigitalGeorgetown makes its contents more searchable, findable and accessible than ever. Take a few minutes to get to know Angelica and discover a resource you never knew you had!
This project would not have been possible without the close collaboration of the Scholarly Systems Group from UIS and the Art and Art History Department. Thank you to the many people who contributed!