Visualizing curatorial departments

Some of these are crude, maybe come off a bit clumsy – but early days yet. I’m still getting a handle on what content I can really use, and still have a load of questions; how precise is the geography data? how reliable are the dates? are there any meaningful connections between object records already noted in the metadata?

Where were all of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts works made?

Where were all of the European Sculpture and Decorative Arts works made?

When were the works in American Paintings and Sculpture made?

When were the works in American Paintings and Sculpture made?

What media are represented in American Paintings and Sculpture?

What media are represented in American Paintings and Sculpture?

Do we have anything made of “shell” in American Paintings and Sculpture?

Do we have anything made of “shell” in American Paintings and Sculpture?

What kinds of work do we have from 1872 in American Paintings and Sculpture?

What kinds of work do we have from 1872 in American Paintings and Sculpture?

When were the bronzes in American Paintings and Sculpture made?

When were the bronzes in American Paintings and Sculpture made?

How old are the books in our library and did we focus our collecting on different topics over time?

How old are the books in our library and did we focus our collecting on different topics over time?

I’ll post links to working versions in subsequent posts once I start refining a bit more. I’m having trouble with permissions in Google Spreadsheets. Even with the data shared with everyone to read and the sheets published, I’m still getting a “user not signed in” error. Any ideas?

//TODO: Move the data into Processing. ManyEyes and Google Vis don’t seem to have good hyperlink capabilities – so no easy way to connect individual object records with elements in the visualization. Look for a simile timeline + map mashup. Maybe move to Prefuse? Flare?

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