Glimpse into the Collection: “A Hint of Spring”

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Dana Brand is part of the three-person team working to make digital images and metadata for all 17,000+ objects in the Ackland’s collection available to the public online. She’s a self-described “Army brat” who landed longest in Winston-Salem, NC, before coming to UNC-Chapel Hill for both her Bachelor’s (English and Media Studies) and Master’s (Information Science) degrees. Dana first got into digitization, and metadata in particular, as an intern at the Digital Production Center in Wilson Library while in graduate school. 

This small series of prints just lifts my spirits and I wanted to share!

Bleriot

Ghislain Bleriot, French, born 1951: “Herbal: Impatiens” (“Herbier: Impatientes”), n.d.; drypoint and sulfur tint, printed in color. Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2010.3.50.

Bleriot 2

Ghislain Bleriot, French, born 1951: “Herbal: Scarlet Runner Bean” (“Herbier: Haricot d’Espagne”), n.d.; engraving and sulfur tint, printed in color. Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2010.3.51.

Bleriot 3

Ghislain Bleriot, French, born 1951: “Herbal: A Member of the Broom Family” (“Herbier: Un Genet”), n.d.; etching, drypoint, and roulette, printed in color. Ackland Art Museum, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Joseph F. McCrindle Collection, 2010.3.52.

You can find more works in the Ackland’s collection by Ghislain Bleriot here.

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