The Bodleian Libraries has launched an ambitious project to create a new web-based research tool that will allow scholars and members of the public to view and search the complete photographic works of British photographic pioneer William Henry Fox Talbot.
This online catalogue raisonné will include images of thousands of photographs and negatives by Talbot and his close circle. It will shed new light on Talbot’s photographic discoveries and will invite academics and the public to help fill in the blanks about mystery images. The website, due to go live later in 2015, will be an essential resource for scholars in the history of photography, history of art and the history of science.
• Catalogues raisonnés are common in the world of art, serving as a detailed academic inventory of an artist’s work.