Victoria and Albert (V&A) CollectionsVictoria and Albert Museum, London, United States
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Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
The V&A Museum houses more than 1.1 million objects and works of art in their collections. Their digital collection currently contains more than 450,000 images covering a wide range of topics, which include ceramics, fashion, furniture, glass, metalwork, paintings, photographs, prints, sculpture, and textiles.
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
Art Deco, Asian, Chinese (culture or style), Contemporary, Indian (South Asian), Japanese (culture or style), Korean (culture or style), Medieval (European), Middle Eastern, Modern (style or period), Postmodern, Renaissance-Baroque Styles, Romanesque, Romantic (modern European styles), South Asian, Southeast Asian, Spanish (culture or style)
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).
Require user registration. Images can be downloaded and used freely for non-commercial uses. Unless otherwise stated, users must ensure that any use of Content is credited as follows: © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.