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Closing Plenary: Mind the GAP – Reflections on the Google Art Project

Type: 
Session
Theme: 
plenary
Date & Time: 
Apr 9 2011 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Commonwealth A/B/C/D

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Archives & Museum Informatics EIN: 77-0708617; GST / BN 887978914

Description

The Google Art Project's walk-through of 17 art galleries from around the world has raised many questions about strategies to represent museums and their collections online: http://www.googleartproject.com/ 

In the MW2011 Closing Plenary, we'll explore these issues with representatives of institutions who participated in the Google Art Project.

Art & Artists

Keywords: 
art
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collection
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database
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Interface
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research
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collections online
Abstract: 

This paper describes how multiple strands of exploratory thinking across a large organisation were brought together in the complete overhaul of Tate’s collection online.

Type: 
Paper - in formal session
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Reprogamming the Museum

Keywords: 
API
Keywords: 
collections
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Semantic Web
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Web 2.0
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Web applications
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museum practice
Keywords: 
collections online
Abstract: 

Many museums have been busy building APIs since the Brookyln Museum set the example, and in 2009 the Powerhouse made the decision to offer a much of its collection data downloadable as a data dump. The decision was primarily a pragmatic one, as the Museum wanted to test the waters and examine how the data might be best used before dedicating resources to developing a full API.

Type: 
Paper - in formal session
Authors: