Canada: The Royal Ontario Museum Launches Digital Collection Online
From ROM in Toronto:
[Earlier this week] The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) announced the launch of its digital collection, an online presentation of objects from the Museum’s encyclopedic collection of art, culture and nature.
This new digital initiative gives audiences greater access to the Museum’s collections and the opportunity to explore, discover and research its digitized collection at any time of day, and from anywhere in the world. Featuring 10,000 digitized objects, the online collection will grow to 80,000 by the year 2022.
Through the Museum’s searchable online database, users – from students and educators, to scholars, artists and families — can search for specific objects, view images, and create and share their own personal collections. The database can be conveniently searched by keyword, location, timeline or subject area, giving audiences access to thousands of objects, including pieces that are not currently on display in the galleries.
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