The 2015 Sotheby’s Institute of Art Research Award winners were announced at the 44th annual conference in Seattle in March. The award recognizes excellence in a student paper or digital art history project on a topic relevant to collecting or the art market.
The winners for 2015 are a team of eight UCLA students for their project “Experiments with the Getty’s Provenance Data”, a digital project the students completed in the spring of 2015.
The team includes digital humanities minors and graduate students Roderic Crooks, Haley DiPressi, Megan Driscoll, Stephanie Gorman, Sally Márquez, Tiffany Naiman, Raphael Sasayama, and Tori Schmitt.
The students were awarded $3,000, and an additional $2,000 went to the Getty Research Institute, which nominated and sponsored the students. Representatives from the team attended the conference in Seattle, received the award in person, and presented on their project in the New Voices in the Profession session.
The members of the ARLIS/NA Sotheby's Institute of Art Research Award Sub-Committee of the Awards Committee are: Samantha Deutch (chair), Cara List, Sally McKay, Christine Edmundson, and Lee Sorenson.