American Art Collaborative (AAC)

American Art Collaborative - americanartcollaborative.org

American Art Collaborative (AAC)americanartcollaborative.org

Mission: The American Art Collaborative (AAC) is a consortium of 14 museums in the U.S. committed to establishing a critical mass of Linked Open Data (LOD) on the subject of American Art.

About:  AAC believes that Linked Open Data offers rich potential to increase the understanding and appreciation of art by simplifying and increasing access across art and cultural holdings, as a research tool for scholars and curators that transcends what is possible with relational data, and as a public interface for students, teachers and museum visitors. The project seeks to develop and identify implications for a federated model, whereby museums will maintain and host their own data, providing access through unique SPARQL endpoints.

Partners:  Amon Carter Museum of American ArtArchives of American Art, Smithsonian InstitutionAutry National CenterColby College Museum of ArtCrystal Bridges Museum of American ArtDallas Museum of Art (DMA)Indianapolis Museum of Art (IMA)Thomas Gilcrease Institute of American History and ArtNational Portrait Gallery, National Museum of Wildlife ArtPrinceton University Art MuseumSmithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM)Walters Art Gallery and Yale Center for British Art.

Part of the Linking Open (LOD) Data Project Cloud Diagram

Linked Data – linkeddata.org

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