LACMA CollectionsLos Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA), California, United States
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
LACMA houses more than 120,000 objects across different media, region and periods such as Greek, Roman and Etruscan art, Asian art, American and Latin American art, decorative arts and design, photography, and modern and contemporary art. The digital collections provide access to more than 53,000 images of artworks with more than 20,000 that LACMA believes to be in the public domain. Users can search and filter the results by artist, classification, curatorial area, periods and location.
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
Abstract Expressionist, Abstraction, African, American (North American), Ancient Greek (culture or style), Chinese (culture or style),Contemporary, Egyptian (ancient), Etruscan (culture or style), Expressionist (style), German (culture or style), Impressionist (style),Islamic (culture or style), Japanese (culture or style), Korean (culture or style), Latin American, Modern (style or period), Near Eastern (Early Western World), Pre-Columbian (American), 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).
Images contained on the LACMA site are either (1) images of works that LACMA believes are in the public domain (“Public Domain High Resolution Image Available”), or (2) protected by copyright (“Protected Content”). Images on public domain can be used without restrictions, while protected content can only be used for “non-commercial personal use“. Citation is required for both types of content and should include the URL www.lacma.org and any proprietary notices accompanying the image.
e.g. Shigemasa, Kitao. Birds and Iris, 18th to 19th century. Color woodblock prints, 17.9 cm x 27.4 cm. California,Los Angeles County Museum of Arts. www.lacma.org.
For more information on acknowledging images with other citation styles, refer here.