Art Museums: Marquette University's Haggerty Museum Puts Collection Online
The Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University has put nearly a quarter of its 4,500 or so artworks into a digital collections database, the museum announced today.
The database features the work of 350 artists from 29 different countries and is searchable by artist’s name, title, nationality, medium and other criteria. This new database many open the Haggerty’s collection to greater research among faculty, staff, students, curators and collectors, resulting in additional knowlege about the museum’s holdings.
The Haggerty purchased the digital collections management database system in 2009, and museum staff have been updating it since that time. The museum has corrected information and added data about works in its permanent collection as part of the project.
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