Reference: Frances Loeb Art Center at Vassar College Launches Searchable Database of Entire Collection of More Than 19,000 Objects
From Vassar College:
The Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center is pleased to announce a new online searchable database of all 19,000+ objects in the collection, making the museum’s holdings available for viewing at any time.
The database, which can be found at emuseum.vassar.edu, allows users to explore the entire collection through searches by keyword, artist’s name, accession number, or a variety of other search criteria. With eMuseum, users can search for works that are in storage as well as works currently on view in the galleries. Along with essential details about each object such as title, artist, date, medium, dimensions, and artist’s life dates, users can find information about how each object entered the collection, its exhibition history, and its publication history.
Digital images are included for at least 60% of the objects, with more images being added on an ongoing basis. One of the most enticing features of eMuseum is “My Collections,” which allows users to select and save works of art from the Art Center collection into thematically organized folders or “packets.” Users can create as many different collections as they like and update them at any time.
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