- Chris Henige
- University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
- John James
- University of New South Wales
- Jethro Lyne
Mission and Methodology
About This Project
The Portal Project is an ongoing effort to document photographically and in a comprehensive and systematic manner all French portals which contain significant figural sculptural components. The goal is to provide the best visual resources possible for the study of these portals without actually being there. This resource is particularly aimed at classroon instruction, as it is assumed that academic scholars would visit the portals personally.
Initially, the project involved identifying and collecting basic imagery for all known portals.
Subsequent visits in 2013, 2014 and 2015 yielded additional examples, and as we continue to visit France, we will continue to photograph figured portals as we come upon them.
To see a complete list of the portals we have documented to date, click on the "Search for Portals" button at the bottom of the panel on the left, or enter the specific name of a known building to narrow your results.