British Museum Collection OnlineBritish Museum, London, United Kingdom
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Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
The British Museum is one of the largest museums in the world that is dedicated to human history and culture. Currently a work in progress, the British Museum database is “an inventory of the Museum’s collection and aims to record what is known about it”. To date, the database contains more than 2.1 million records with new records, updates and images added every week.
Collection Type Broad terms that define the type of digital collection
Subject Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.
Style Period Terms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute
Ancient Greek (culture or style), Archaic (Greek culture or period), Asian, Byzantine,Egyptian (ancient), Chinese (culture or style), East Asian, Indian (South Asian), Islamic (culture or style), Japanese (culture or style), Korean (culture or style), Middle Eastern, Native American, Oceanic, Roman (ancient Italian culture or period), South Asian, Southeast Asian, Ukiyo-e
Work Types Terms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.
Openness Openness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).
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