eMuseum Online Searchable Collection Database
The ISU University Museums’ Permanent Collection ranges from modern to ancient art, and includes a variety of different artists, media and styles. These objects are collected, cared for and interpreted for the cultural and educational benefit of the Uni
The ISU University Museums’ Permanent Collection objects encompass the decorative arts, fine arts, public art, and material culture. These over 30,000 permanent collection objects add scholarship and context to an already existing diverse collection of teaching objects, books, and archives at the University. The accessibility afforded by an online collections tool will further cement University Museums as a center of learning for on and off-campus curriculum. It will also assist in furthering the original land-grant mission of ISU, which strives to serve a greater audience throughout the community, state, and world.
In 2005, University Museums purchased a collections management computer software system called The Museum System (TMS). Through TMS, University Museums is able to electronically store and control every aspect of the 30,000 object permanent collection. The online component of this system, eMuseum, will make it possible for permanent collection object, artist, and curatorial information/scholarship to be available with images over the internet as a searchable database launched from the University Museums existing website.
eMuseum will give a broader audience the opportunity to plan educational opportunities, conduct research, and virtually tour the collections of the various museums on campus exploring the visual and cultural arts at Iowa State University. The reaches of eMuseum are virtually limitless.
8/12/14 update: This project has been selected for piloting. Those wishing to participate should contact the original proposer or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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|Proposed by:||Allison Sheridan|
|Created:||17 Jul 2014|
|Last Updated:||12 Oct 2014|
All Available Funding
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