Warfield Archives of Vernacular Architecture Reach 50,000 Images
The inaugural collection, housed in the Tongji University Museum and curated by Museum Director Liu Yuting, consisted of 20,000 digital images, photographs, drawings, travel journals, and written works focusing on 50 years of research in worldwide vernacular architecture. The intention in establishing these digital archives was to share this work with scholars, students of architecture, and design professionals around the world. Since its initiation, the website for the archives has been accessed over 500,000 times. The collection has grown to over 50,000 images. In the last four years, over 200 new galleries have been added to the initial collection. Recognizing that most new files and images have been added without fanfare and absorbed into the greater collection, an initial gallery has been created to feature the newest collections. Recently, discussions have begun to include the material in the Digital Archives of the University of Illinois as well as Istanbul Technical University, the University of San Andres in Bolivia, and the Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow. Visit the archives or view the dedication catalog.