District of Columbia Releases Digital Collection of District’s Fine and Public Art Collections
[Recently] the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (DCCAH) has launched a new eMuseum that makes the District’s fine art and public art collections available to the public in digital format for the first time.
The site will catalogue more than 2,800 pieces of the District’s Art Bank fine arts collection, as well as public artworks commissioned by the DC government. Users will be able to search by different criteria, including artist name, media and year of creation.
The new site is part of innoMAYtion, Mayor Muriel Bowser’s month-long initiative that showcases DC’s innovation ecosystem.
Currently, 40% of the collection is available to view online. The total collection will be online by the end of 2016. Public artworks commissioned by the District will also be viewable online.
Visitors to the site will have the option to register for a free account to save their favorite works, as well as share artworks on social media networks.
Direct to eMuseum
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