Amanda Lillie's Catalogue Nominated for Digital Innovation Award

Posted on 24 November 2014

The catalogue for Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting has been nominated in the Apollo Awards 2014

We are thrilled to learn that the catalogue for the exhibition Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting which ran Antonello da Messina, Saint Jerome in his Study, about 1475 © The National Gallery, London
at the National Gallery earlier this year, has been nominated for the Digital Innovation of the Year Award by Apollo Magazine.  Written and edited by Amanda Lillie, with contributions from her co-curators Caroline Campbell of the National Gallery and PhD candidate Alasdair Flint, it is the National Gallery's first fully digitised catalogue.

Making the catalogue freely available was made possible with the generous support of the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council), and it has meant that the exhibition, as well as the scholarly research behind it, has been accessible to people all over the world who might not otherwise be able to visit the exhibition in person. 

Highly praised by Waldemar Januszczek in his review of the exhibition for the Sunday Times, he reported that he was absorbed by the catalogue for four hours after the exhibition itself. 

Co-curator Caroline Campbell speaks to Apollo Magazine about the catalogue.

Image: Antonello da Messina Saint Jerome in his Study, about 1475
© The National Gallery, London