18 November 2007


The British Museum has released the first section of what will be a record of every object in their collection. Up now are records for the collection of two-dimensional works (almost entirely drawings, prints and paintings) from all over the world. New records and images are being added every week, but since the entire database contains records for nearly 1.7 million objects, it may take many years for it to be complete. Available information includes object type, material, technique, who created the item, date, school, a description, and in some cases a photograph. Also available will be thesauri and authority files for materials, techniques and place-names. Not included are prices paid and personal addresses.

URL: http://www.britishmuseum.org/research/search_the_


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