Städel – Digitale Sammlung (Beta)

Städel Museum // Digital Collection – Beta Version

The “Digital Collection” of the Städel Museum in Frankfurt/Main, Germany, was relaunched recently. Previous to this second version a beta version was shared with the public in 2015, which displayed an innovative way of connecting art works with each other, using various keywords and categories.

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Tate Explorer

Tate Explorer // Main Page

Like shards of glass different keywords are scattered on the screen, when opening Tate Explorer Version 1 by Shardcore. When selecting one, they expand to new keywords that are subcategories of the former. Doing this several times will lead down to individual images taken from the Tate collection. Clicking on the images displayed as thumbnails on the right-hand of the screen leads the user to the entry for the artwork in the Tate’s online collection.

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New York Public Library, Archives & Manuscripts – Terms Explorer

The New York Public Library has a huge archival division which started (like many other archives in the last decades) to digitize their collection. Besides digitizing the finding aids and records/manuscripts, the NY Public Library Labs (check out other projects of the Lab here) are developing new tools for the presentation of library collections.

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MeLa* Critical Archive

The MeLa* European Museums in an age of migrations project was a interdisciplinary research project funded by the European Union from 2011 until 2015.

The visualizations were developed by Andreas Koller from the Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design (CIID). The visualization tries a new way in presenting the research data that was produced during the project. With the help of two visualizations (both using networks) the user can explore the results of the MeLa* project.

Andreas Koller describes the prototype in this Video. Take a look at the project website.

The “Star Map” Prototype

The Critical Archive Prototype