The Google Cultural Institute has a lot of interesting partners and visualizations. One of these partners is the numismatic museum in Greece. It holds 500 000 coins, coin-like and coin-related objects from the ancient Greek to the present. A part of its exhibition is shown on the website created through and with Google Arts and Culture Institute.
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The project The Museum of the World is a cooperation of the British Museum with the Google Cultural Institute. On the visualization website, you can explore the collection from the prehistory until present.
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Colour Lens is a color visualization explorer for multiple museum collections, built based on the Cooper-Hewitt’s color tool. It allows users to filter collections by color.
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The Centre for Australian art offers five exploratory based interfaces providing data-dense views of the large collection.
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The Library of the University of Technology, Sidney visualized its classification system – the Dewey Decimal Classification (DDC). The classification is represented by a bar chart, where every class was assigned a different color. The user can browse the collection of the library by the classification that represents all the subject areas of the collections. The broader a class the more objects are in this class.
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One more Collection points out the importance of color for exploring. Objects of the Cooper Hewitt Collection are explorable via color-sorting.
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Tatelet is a project generating bracelets based on artworks from the collection at Tate Modern. The idea behind the project is, to encode the artworks which the visitor has seen during his/her visit and save them into a bracelet.
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The website by Geoff Hinchcliffe (gravitron) uses the Tate Gallery‘s Collection Data and allows the viewer to explore it through different categories, mainly by color. The website separates the 55k images into around 550k colors.
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The project The Bohemian Bookshelf is exploring serendipitous book discoveries through information visualization. The visualization is either for libraries or for book stores. The prototype was developed in 2012 by Alice Thudt (University of Munich), Uta Hinrichs and Sheelagh Carpendale (both University of Calgary).
With the help of five interlinked visualizations the user got multiple visual access points into the collection. The visualization uses timelines, a color grid of the book covers, different displays of text (keyword chain, author spiral). The prototype wants to encourage the serendipity as an important factor in information seeking or even research and also wants to trigger the curiosity of the users.
Take a look at the project paper here.