Museum of Modern Art, New York, United States
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
Founded in 1929 as an educational institution, The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is one of the most influential museums in the world dedicated to modern art. Their collection contains some of the most representative works in modern art from pre-1850 to current day. As of August 2016, their collection contains “almost 200,000 works of modern and contemporary art by over 10,000 artists” with more than 69,000 works available in their digital collection.
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
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).
e.g. van Gogh, Vincent.The Starry Night, 1889. Oil on canvas, 73.7 cmx 92.1 cm. New York, Museum of Modern Art. Accessed July 15, 2015. http://www.moma.org/collection/works/79802
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